Judaism & Culture

Repentance

The 10 Days of Repentance

We are taught that each of the “Ten Days of Repentance” between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is connected to one of the Ten Commandments.
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Rosh Hashana Omens

What is it about symbolism, particularly the eating of symbolic foods, that has found such a prominent place on the most hallowed of days?
Mourning Destruction of Jerusalem

The Three Weeks of Jewish Mourning

The Jewish people worldwide are now observing a period known as "The Three Weeks" in which they mourn and bemoan the destruction of Jerusalem.
Huqoq mosaic

Ancient mosaics, coins found in synagogue ruins

Ancient mosaics depicting Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea have been discovered by university scholars and students excavating a synagogue in Israel that dates to the fifth century.
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Who’s a Jew?

Let us explore the complicated and controversial question of “Who’s a Jew?” First, it would be worthwhile to understand what the word "Jew" means.
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The Fifth Cup of Wine

We pray that next year the prophecy of the Fifth Cup will be fulfilled - and the entire nation of Israel will be joined together in the Land of Israel.