בס”ד Introduction Abraham’s journey weaves a tale of faith, obedience, and Divine intervention, spotlighting the blessings and birthright. The blessing, a Divine reward, promises patriarch hood and spiritual impact, while the birthright signifies legal entitlement and spiritual dedication. Distinguishing them, the blessing encompasses Divine promises and legacy impact, whereas the… Read More »ABRAHAM’S BLESSING VS ISAAC’S BIRTHRIGHT IN THE LIGHT OF CHANUKAH
HOLIDAYS & REMEMBRANCE DAYS
בס”ד Introduction Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the historical triumph of the Maccabees over religious oppression and the miraculous eight-day burning of the menorah. This celebration symbolizes resilience, faith, and the enduring spirit of the Jewish people against adversity. Chanukah, the story The story of Chanukah… Read More »CHANUKAH: LESSONS IN RESILIENCE, FAITH AND THE TRIUMPH OF LIGHT
In Israel Simchat Torah (Joy of the Torah) is celebrated on the day of Shmini Atzeret, and outside the land of Israel a day after. This shows that they are not the same holidays and both have their own importance. Although a distinct holiday, Shmini Atzeret falls on the eighth… Read More »SHMINI ATZERET AND SIMCHAT TORAH
בס”ד There are some Jewish holidays that include aspects with universal significance. Noahides are obligated not to observe any of the Jewish holidays as religious obligations, but they are permitted to do some related activities on those days, in recognition of their significance. One of the holidays is Sukkot because… Read More »NOAHIDES AND SUKKOT?
בס”ד There are some Jewish holidays that include aspects with universal significance. Noahides are obligated not to observe any of the Jewish holidays as religious obligations, but they are permitted to do some related activities on those days, in recognition of their significance. One of the holidays is Rosh HaShanah… Read More »YOM KIPPUR, REPENTANCE, FORGIVENESS AND NOAHIDES
בס”ד Cultivating Wholeness Through Mussar Practice Day 1-3: Choosing a Character Trait (Middah): Select one character trait (middah) from the provided list that you wish to work on over the next 20 days. Reflect on why you chose this trait and how it relates to your journey toward wholeness. Day… Read More »PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Rosh HaShanah is the day of Adam and Eve’s creation, as well as the day they appeared before the Heavenly Court and were judged for their actions. Similarly, every year on Rosh HaShanah, all people are judged by the celestial court based on their own actions as witnesses. This is… Read More »ROSH HASHANAH – MEASURE FOR MEASURE?
בס”ד Parshat Vayeilech is frequently combined with Parshat Nitzavim. And the Days of Awe occur between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; for Noahides, this might be extended until the last day of Sukkot. Still, I’d like to combine it into this blog. וְאָנֹכִ֗י הַסְתֵּ֨ר אַסְתִּ֤יר פָּנַי֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא עַ֥ל כׇּל־הָרָעָ֖ה… Read More »PARSHAT VAYEILACH – DAYS OF AWE: I’M SORRY
In Ashkenazi tradition, [Many communities have their own customs as to when exactly they start the Selichot] the Selichot are recited after midnight on a Saturday night before Rosh HaShana. All subsequent Selichot are held just before morning prayers. The liturgy for the High Holiday Selichot is not found in… Read More »SELICHOT OR NO SELICHT? THATS THE QUESTION
There are Jewish holidays that apply only specifically to Israel and there are Jewish holidays that also have universal significance. Although Noahides are not obligated to observe these holidays, it is advisable to pay attention to them, given their importance. One of the holidays is Rosh HaShanah because we read… Read More »ELUL AND ROSH HASHANAH A MONTH OF REFLECTION