Everything You Need To Know About Simchat Torah 2022

One thing that sets Simchat Torah apart from other celebrations like Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, and Passover is that there are no references to it in either the Torah or the Talmud. Rather, Simchat Torah began as a communal celebration to mark the completion of one Torah reading cycle and the beginning of the next one, eventually […]

Sukkot: History, Rituals, Meaning

After the intensity of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it’s time for the joyous holiday of Sukkot! For 7 days in Israel or 8 in the diaspora, we relax in beautifully decorated Sukkahs, shake our Lulavs and Etrogs, and eat delicious meals outdoors under the stars and sky. Arriving in the early fall when the weather […]

Finding Yom Kippur’s Secret Joys

What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is a very powerful day in the Hebrew calendar. While most know it as the ‘Day of Atonement,’ Yom Kippur can also mean the ‘Day of Cleanse,’ for on this day, we are commanded to ‘afflict our souls’ and ‘do no work’ so that G-d might forgive us, cleanse […]

Exploring the Meaning of the Star of David

It’s a common fact that the history of humanity was first documented in symbols and pictures. From ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to prehistoric cave drawings, man’s ability to communicate through imagery has proven to be an invaluable tool throughout the ages, and although our written language is no longer limited to crudely drawn glyphs on walls, […]