A Lone Soldier’s Story of Tefillin on the Borders of Gaza

Sometimes known as “phylacteries,” Tefillin are small black boxes made from leather that contain inscribed pieces of parchment written by a trained Sofer (scribe), with long leather straps to hold them in place. Worn on the head and arm respectively, these incredibly powerful spiritual objects are considered by many to be life-changing, but to a […]

Chag HaAsif vs. Chag HaSukkot – What Lies Hidden In a Name

As summer begins to pass and the air steadily becomes cooler, the changing of seasons brings more than just the impending arrival of sweater weather and colorful, crunchy leaves. With the fall comes a very special holiday in the Jewish calendar, one that we all know and love. We’re referring, of course, to Chag HaAsif […]