Jews from the all over the world are celebrating Purim today. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Persian Empire. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Ester, in Hebrew). According Read More
Last Tuesday, Jews from around the world celebrated Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Of course we all know what Pesah means: “to pass over” (cf Ex: 12,13: I will see the blood and I will pass over you’’. In fact, Pesah celebrates several “pass overs”… several “passages”. In the Pesah Haggada, the central Midrash on Dt 26:5-8 is introduced by two Biblical references: the first one is Read More
The Jewish people is celebrating these days the Feast of Sukkot. For forty years, as our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from Egypt, miraculous”clouds of glory” surrounded and hovered over them, shielding them from the dangers and discomforts of the desert. Ever since, we remember God’s kindness and reaffirm our trust in His Read More
Br. Joel Moreira attends to Hassidic Music Concert and interview Jewish friend about Rosh HaShana. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.
Rabbi Aron Moss The destruction of the Holy Temple has extreme personal relevance. It happened to you. It is true that shattering the glass primarily commemorates the fall of Jerusalem; however, it is also a reminder of another cataclysmic shattering—that of your very own temple, your soul.Before you were born, you and your soulmate were Read More
On these days of happiness for Jewish people regarding the Feast of Purim, the Israeli Defense Force made a video singing this traditional feast. Click below to watch the video:
The Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks) under Antiochus Epiphanes (2nd century BCE), at the instigation of Hellenizing Jews, had forbidden various Torah-practices such as Sabbath-observance and circumcision, rededicated the Jewish Temple to a Greek idol, and pressed the Jews to offer up sacrifices to the idol. One of the leading elder Jewish sages called upon the people to Read More