22 Jan 2013
In a few more days the People of Israel in the Land of Israel will physically celebrate the Festival that extols Nature, and in particular, the natural bounty of the Land of Israel.
27 Sep 2012
There is a well known tradition that connects Yom Kippur and Sukkot recorded by Rabbi Moshe Isserles (Rama, 1520-1572):
Those who are meticulous begin building the sukkah immediately after the conclusion of Yom Kippur in order to go from mitzvah to mitzvah.
24 May 2012
Shavuot celebrates that transcendent moment when we received the Torah, investing us with our ultimate meaning as a People.
16 May 2012
Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day celebrates the city's liberation by the Israel Defense Forces during the 6 Day War 44 years ago. Our Millennial City, the capital of Jewish Civilization since its founding by King David , capital of the First Jewish Commonwealth destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 b.c.e., and of the Second, destroyed by the Romans in 70 c.e., was reunified and restored to the sovereignty of the Jewish State.
08 May 2012
On Lag BaOmer – the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer – we celebrate the rebellion of the Jewish People which began in the year 132 c.e. and led the Children of Israel to a short but glorious 3-year period of independence from the oppressive Roman Empire.