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Hidden Meanings: Part II: Roots
By Saul Gorenstein - December 25, 2008

Judaism has a long and rich history of mysticism woven into its culture and traditions. At the very beginning of its recorded history is the story of Abraham, the father of the Jewish people and his interaction with HaShem who called upon Him to form a righteous people who would follow...

Hidden Meanings: Part I: The Devine
By Saul Gorenstein - December 25, 2008

Mysticism has often been defined as the pursuit or communion of awareness with what all religious or spiritual people would define as their Creator or G-d. Like all religions Judaism has a long and rich history of mysticism from its very earliest days. The Torah has a multitude of...

The Jewish Holy Days: Part : V
By Jerry Katz - December 15, 2008

Shabbat is the most important holy day in the Jewish religion. It is the only ritual observance that has its direct roots in one of the Ten Commandments: "Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath...

The Jewish Holy Days: Part IV
By Jerry Katz - December 15, 2008

Lag B'Omer is celebrated in the middle of May on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which is on the 18th of the Jewish month of Iyar. This holiday's name refers to the 33rd day of the counting of the days that separate Passover and Shavuot. This is an important reminder...

The Jewish Holy Days: Part III
By Jerry Katz - December 15, 2008

The spring brings new hope and life to all things and of course for the Jews brings a new set of holy days to commemorate their religion and history. There are three notable spring holy days, Tu B'Shvat, Purim, and Passover. Tu B'Shvat is considered one of the four dates on the Jewish...
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