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Jewish Journal

Abbi Gilad

  • For the Kids

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We Are All Kings

    We are told in parshat Shelach to wear tzitzit, a fringed garment. This is so central to Jewish identity, that the white-and-blue tallit became the model for the Israeli flag. Wearing fringes on the edge of your garment was, in ancient times, a sign that you came...

  • Shavuot

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    So, what's Shavuot all about? The name means "Weeks", but you will see in the puzzle below that it has different names. The holiday is called "weeks" because we have counted 7 weeks from Pesach to reach it. On Passover we were freed from slavery, but on Shavuot, we received, as free...

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