Historical events and the development of mysticism leave their mark on this festival.
The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.
This pre-Passover fast applies to a select few.
The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.
This singular event presented profound theological challenges--and for some, shattered their belief in God.
Responding to the challenge of faith in a post-Holocaust world.
Religious observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut draw on a variety of Jewish customs.
New ceremonies and rituals are introduced.
The bread traditionally associated with Shabbat may look different on Shavuot.
The focus is on the Jew's relationship with God and fulfilling God's commandments.