Jewish Religious Articles

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Month of Kislev

Mes de Kislev / Month of Kislev

The month of Kislev witnesses the manifestation of two states of faith, one active and one passive (bitachon, trust). The miracle of Chanukah shows the active confidence of the Chashmonaim (Maccabim) in their ability to rise and fight against the Hellenistic empire and its culture.

Month of Cheshvan

Mes de Jeshvan / Month of Cheshvan

Scorpio is known by the Hebrew name Akrav and the Aramaic name Cheshvan (in some sources it is also called Mar-Jeshvan, meaning bitter). Since the letters of the name Cheshvan (Jet-Shin-Vav-Nun) are similar to those of the Hebrew word cheshvon, meaning bead, they serve as a sign of the internal beads that the person must keep this month.

YOM KIPPUR The Story of Jonah

The Story of Jonah

Once upon a time, there was a prophet named Jonah. God sent Jonah to warn the Ninevites that their persistent selfishness would lead to their ruin. However, Jonah was a disobedient young man. Foolishly, he went in the opposite direction when he heard God’s instructions, got into a boat, and set sail.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

The 10th day of the month of Tishrei is Yom Kippur. Leviticus 23:26ff established the holiday. From the evening of Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to the evening of October 5, 2022, according to the Gregorian calendar.

Rosh Hashanah Shofar

Shofar en Rosh Hashana / Shofar on Rosh Hashana

Sounding the shofar serves as a reminder of the accomplishments of our ancestors. It must be sounded 101 times. By order of the Sages, on Rosh Hashanah, it is not sounded if it falls on the Sabbath.