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What Is the Jewish Perspective on the Bible Codes?

By: Yehuda Shurpin When people ask about the Bible codes, they are usually referring to one specific type of code that received widespread publicity after...

Simchat Torah All Year Round

Simchat Torah All Year Round Why the High Holidays? Why Not the Day of the Birthright Dance?! www.chabad.org- Tzvi Freeman- When I was a child, we were...

‘American Jews think they are Christians without Jesus,’ says professor

By JNS American Jews have internalized the non-Jewish conception of religion, according to Professor David Graizbord, associate director of Judaic Studies at University of Arizona. https://youtu.be/9IHlSIutRpQ “Judaism...

14 Sukkah Facts Every Jew Should Know

Rabbi Menachem Posner- Chabad.org 1. It’s a Shelter We Dwell in on Sukkot The word sukkah best translates as “shelter” or “cover” and refers to the space where we...

How to Celebrate Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

Prayers for rain, Yizkor, farewell to the sukkah, and . . . dancing! By: Chabad.org In 2022, Shemini Atzeret begins before sundown on Oct. 16. Simchat Torah begins at...

Unique & Delectable Recipes for Your Sukkot and Simchat Torah Tables  

Celebrating a weeklong emphasis on food, family, friends, tradition and the great outdoors. By: Ethel G. Hofman We are twice blessed. Sukkot, the harvest festival—and sometimes...

Sukkos in the Air – The Six Sides of Protection

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin It’s Succos time. Time to get a lulav and essrog. Time to take the succah walls out of storage. Time to...

A Guide to the Sukkot Holiday and the Meanings Behind It

By: Menachem Posner The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—are followed by Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (October...

The Rebbe and the General – Yom Kippur Remembrances

The Rebbe and the General – Yom Kippur Remembrances By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin V’heyei brachah…. And you shall be a blessing.” (Bereishis 12:2) Rashi, in expounding upon this...

Watch Live Stream: From Jerusalem’s Kotel, Selichot prayers in preparation for Yom Kippur

Tens of thousands of Jews gather at Jerusalem’s Kotel (Western Wall) to say the Selichot prayers in preparation for Yom Kippur which begins Tuesday...

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights: Why mainstream Jewish groups didn’t defend Yeshiva University

By Jonathan S. Tobin, JNS The latest exchange in the ongoing battle between Yeshiva University and the YU Pride Alliance, a student LGBTQ club, allowed for at...

9 Yom Kippur Myths and Misconceptions

By Menachem Posner 1. Myth: Kol Nidre Was Invented by Crypto-Jews in Spain The Yom Kippur services begin with Kol Nidre, expressing our regret for any vows we may (inadvertently) make during the...

Staten Island High Holiday Security Needs Coordinated by Network of Jewish Organizations

Edited by: TJVNews.com As has been the practice of since its inception over 55 years ago, the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO-SI), the...

Teshuvah:  Move Forward, Don’t Dwell on the Past

By:  Yonoson Rosenblum What is the power of this work, which is written in a simple, straightforward style, and lacks any dramatic stories? The sefer...

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