How has sheltering in place changed how you view time? Jewish tradition teaches us to structure our time: the weekly break of Shabbat, the yearly cycle of holidays, and right now the Counting of the Omer.
The current pandemic has changed the way we work, study, play, communicate, and do pretty much everything. How is it going to change Passover?
It’s been said that many Jewish holidays can be summed up as “they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” We can also sum up most superhero movies that way. No other holiday follows this superhero plot more closely than PURIM!
We all know about the candles, the dreidel made out of clay or other materials, and the eight crazy nights, but what might you not know about Hanukkah?
Let’s greet this new decade with a musical trip through the “old 80s” to find songs to help us relate to the High Holy Day season in the “new 80s.”
Judaism has four different “New Years!” The 1st of the month of Nissan (March/April) kicks off the holiday cycle and Nissan is the first month of the year. The 1st of the month of Elul is the new year for the animals. Tu B’Shevat is the new year for trees. And the 1st of Tishrei (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years.