Bringing The Cycle To An End

The end of the fall holiday season looks forward to redemption.

What Is Challah?

All about the braided Sabbath bread.

What Are Pilgrimage Festivals?

Three major holidays mentioned in the Torah: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

Yizkor: The Jewish Memorial Service

The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year

The Purpose of Memory

Yizkor and Memory, The Purpose of Memory. Jewish Memorial Service. Jewish Holiday Prayers.

Did Moses Write the Torah?

Although modern traditionalist Judaism uniformly affirms the divinity of the Torah, classical sources disagree on what role Moses had in its production.

Jewish Holiday & Shabbat Prayers

Each and every holiday in the Jewish calendar comes with its own unique set of insertions into the prayers intended to celebrate the special character of that festival.

The Mishnah as a Response to Catastrophe

The Oral Torah reflects an attempt to create an eternal Judaism, unaffected by the setbacks that had afflicted the Jewish people in the preceding two centuries.

About Jewish & Secular Holidays 101

The rhythm of Jewish life is determined by its calendar. Jewish existence is given structure and meaning by the passage of time. There are rituals, celebrations, and holidays that are observed on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.