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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.

Rosh Hashanah 5783

Rosh Hashan 5783

Rosh Hashanah 2022 begins on the afternoon of Sunday, September 25, and ends on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 27, 2022. The celebration marks the beginning of days of reflection that culminate in the holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when a balance is made between what has been lived and spiritual purification is obtained.