All About the Tallit

The Tallit (often called a prayer shawl or Tallis, with many spelling variations) is perhaps the most recognizable and universal Jewish ritual object, with a rich history going back millennia. But what is it really? Where does it come from? And why do Jews wear it? The basic origins of the Tallit go back to […]

The History Behind the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av

Thousands of years ago, when the First and Second Holy Temples stood in Jerusalem, the Jewish people prospered for centuries as they flourished in the golden ages where everything in Israel, from its unique culture to its judicial system and its societal structure, were built around worshiping God and the teachings of the Torah. During […]