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Shavuot

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  • Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible

    Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible
    Why is the Passover Seder hosted by the sisterhood of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield different from most other Seders?
  • Angry over new Palestinian government, Israel to expand settlements

    In an almost predictable response to recent developments, Israel announced plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem and in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, drawing Palestinian outrage and deepening tensions with the United States. The...

    Shavuot: A feast for body and soul

    Shavuot: A feast for body and soul
    Last weekend, we left the city behind and drove about an hour south to my mother-in-law's kibbutz to see the rolling fields of ripening wheat ready to be harvested just before the Shavuot holiday, exactly like it was in ancient times. Shavuot, starting...

    Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins at sundown Tuesday

     
    Shavuot celebrates the day that God gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Shavuot is a time when the Jewish people renew their acceptance of the Torah. The word Shavuot means “weeks” and marks the...

    Rosh Hashanah: Happy New Year, it’s not

     
    Called the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, Sept. 28. Biblical researcher Roger D. Isaacs contends that Rosh Hashana (head of the year) was never intended to signify the start of a new year. “Its original purpose was to be a day...