The blessing in transliteration and English.
Beliefs & Practices
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
This minor holiday is known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts.
In mystical terms, this is a period of time leading to the unification of the male and female aspects of the Divine.
The days between Passover and Shavuot are considered a time of mourning.
The days between Passover and Shavuot are a time of great vulnerability and profound opportunity.
Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.