Book Reviews: Even Higher, When The Chickens Went On Strike, and Tashlich At Turtle Rock

Even-Higher

Even Higher: A Rosh Hashanah Story adapted by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Jill Weber is a wonderful story to read aloud to children about a Rabbi who is thought to go “even higher” just before Rosh Hashanah. Every year just before Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Nemirov disappears. He’s not at home, or in the synagogue […]

Online High Holidays Services at OneShul.org

online high holidays

OneShul’s third annual High Holidays services are an amazing way to reflect, refresh, and reconnect in the Jewish New Year, without ever having to leave your home or office. All events are 100% FREE. Just go to OneShul.org for the event. Be sure to “sign in” to the chat to talk with prayer leaders and […]

Tisha b’Av, A Holy Day of Sadness

A Jewish worshipper prays at the Western Wall during prayers marking Tisha B'Av, in Jerusalem

Tish b’Av, a holy day of sadness, commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, a day when we read the Book of Lamentations and on which many fast. Is there any benefit to living in the past, focusing on tragedy? Or can we perhaps learn a lesson from tragedy? Rabbi Michael Bernstein of […]

Three Weeks of…well…The Three Weeks!

Destruction of Jerusalem by Ercole de' Roberti

Want to know more about the Three weeks and Tisha B’Av? Then you have come to the right place… First, we have a very academic video narrated by Rachel Esther on the holidays. Did you know that listening to music is generally forbidden during this time? Check out a cool post about someone who disagrees […]

The Ultimate Shavuot Guide: Essays, Recipes, Rituals and More!

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Imagine a mountainous buffet of ice cream, cookies, blintzes, cheesecake and pie. Imagine dozens of people sitting around, slamming coffee, cola and energy drinks, feverously debating Jewish law, telling fantastical stories from the Torah and Talmud, breaking into discussions about contemporary issues like Israel and the state of Jews around the world. Imagine yourself there. […]