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Shavuot


Shavuot

Shavuot 2017 begins at sunset on Tuesday, May 30 and ends on the evening of Thursday, June 1.

What is Shavuot?

Shavuot , the feast of weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after the second Passover seder. Although Shavuot began as …

The Prodigy Under The Bed


The Prodigy Under The Bed

If a man make a singular vow, to give to G‑d the estimated values of persons, then the estimation shall be as follows: For a male from twenty to sixty years old, the estimation shall be thirty shekels of silver …

Lag BaOmer


Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer count—this year, May 14, 2017—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated with outings (on which children traditionally play with bows and arrows), bonfires, parades and other joyous events. …

Wicked Yet Saintly


Wicked Yet Saintly

In the Torah portion of Shemini, we read about the sin and subsequent deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the two oldest sons of Aharon, as the verse says, “And Aharon’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, each took his pan, put fire …

Dog Vs. Lion


Dog Vs. Lion

The dog came to the heavenly court with a complaint: “I am completely degraded down on earth!” he cried. “The lion, which tears other animals apart, is honored as king of the jungle, while my name is thrown around in …


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