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Newsletters - Part 87

Reflections on the Hebrew Language

  To me, part of the thrill of living in Israel is the language. Until I moved here, Hebrew was the language of my prayer book, the language in which the Torah Portion of the Week was read aloud in synagogue, the language of the Bible. Granted, when I went to Bible classes, as a […]

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Reflections on Prayer: U’Netaneh Tokef Kedushat Hayo

It’s hard to believe that it’s been only three days since the High Holy Days passed…  Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ten days later, Yom Kippur, the Day of Repentance, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.  In just two days the Feast of Tabernacles begins and we make a mood switch from […]

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Israel’s Choice – Then and Now

The news in Israel is focusing on two subjects right now: Syria and Yom Kippur.  Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year when Jews all over the world spend the day in fasting and prayer.  This year, though, marked the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur […]

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September 2013

Deze maand is gevuld met Joodse feesten, te beginnen met Rosh HaShanah, het Joodse Nieuwjaar op 4 september en aan het einde Simchat Torah, de Vreugde der Wet, het feest dat het geschenk van de Bijbel viert op 27 september. De feestelijke dagen beginnen met aandacht voor gebed en inkeer en sluiten af met vreugdevol […]

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