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  • Finding Our Comfort

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 8, 2014 | 10:03 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    In the Jewish world we are entering the period of Nachama—comfort after commemorating the destruction of the temples on Tisha B'Av. We are also involved in preparation for the High Holidays. Our world, right now, is anything but comforting. As individuals,...

  • Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2013 [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    December 4, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    It's official.  You can finally toss out last year's free Jewish wall calendar (I'm sure the Seidenstein Brothers Funeral Parks and Mortuary will understand).  

    Introducing the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2013, the latest in an ongoing series by Adam Cohen.  In what looks like...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Day by Day

    Even though it's summer, you can still learn a thing or two. The first thing you need to know about the Jewish calendar is that it is a lunar calendar -- following the phases of the moon. That means that each month has 29 or 30 days in it. The solar calendar (that's the...

  • Remembrance

    By Abby Gilad

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Did your school do anything in honor of Sept. 11? America will have that date stamped on its memory forever. Because of the way the Jewish calendar works, Sept. 11 will often fall near Rosh Hashanah. Begin this New Year with thoughts about how to make this a world of peace. What can you do to make this happen?

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  • Over Mourning

    By Amy Klein

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It used to be that when I wanted to throw a party, attend a rock concert, go for a swim or even take a haircut, I stopped myself and thought: Wait. Can I do this? What month is it? Am I allowed to celebrate? Or is it a Jewish mourning period?

    Jews have many mourning periods. Each...

  • Lessons of the Season

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Imagine the Jewish calendar as three concentric circles: the Torah reading cycle, the holiday cycle and your personal life cycle.

    The circles line up in various combinations, like one of those "work wheels" from camp. If your bat mitzvah falls on Shabbat Chanukah, you may always view...

  • Fill in the Blank

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I began to study Torah seriously as a college student, I was introduced to its spiritual depths. I found that the meanings of the holidays went beyond the agricultural and historical sources, and often had complex spiritual teachings woven in. I remember that, back in those...

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