5778: Year of the Shofar

Many don’t know of Rosh Hashanah as Yom Teruah, a “Day of Shouting”, but over this past year, we have had a lot to shout about- in the best of ways. We shouted for change, we shouted for celebration, we shouted for entertainment, and we got all of that. This year has been a year […]

The Fast of Gedaliah

The Fast of Gedaliah, or Tzom Gedaliah, happens the day after Rosh Hashanah. Why is it after two days of eating probably too much challah, honey cake and of course, apples and honey, are we met with a dawn-to-dusk fast day? Some view it as a health day, after all, who really wants to keep […]

Holy Land Tour: The Four Quarters of the Old City

For thousands of years, the city of Jerusalem has seen a diverse selections of inhabitants, specifically inside the Old City.  There has been a Jewish presence in the area ever since King David made the holy city of Jerusalem the capital of his kingdom.  Jerusalem was destroyed and rebuilt, and destroyed and rebuilt but if […]