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What is the Omer Period and why do we observe it? An omer was a measure of barley which was brought to the Temple as
WHAT IS THE OMER PERIOD AND WHY DO WE COUNT IT? In Bible times, the Jews used to take a measure of barley, called an
The Queen of Sheba is mentioned only briefly in the Bible, in the Book of Kings. Nonetheless, she has become a household name. The Queen
The Seder, literally ‘order’, is the ritualised meal eaten on the first two nights of Pesach (only one night in Israel). The Pesach Seder is the
Seven species of natural produce are traditionally associated with the land of Israel. They are: Wheat Barley Grapes Figs Pomegranates Olives Honey These seven species
The shofar is a polished ram’s horn used in Jewish services at certain times of the year; in ancient times, it was used to summon
A siddur is the Jewish prayer book containing prayers according to the order of the Jewish calendar. It is the instrument of synagogue worship and
GRANDMOTHER RIVKA FROM THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM Savta (Grandmother) Rivka lives in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Her house is
Until the 2nd century C.E., the Oral Torah was passed down in verbal form alone. In the years following the destruction of the Second Temple
The Torah is a sacred book of stories, history and law. It is the word of God, given with love and for all eternity. Torah
From the 12 sons of Jacob and the two sons of Joseph derive the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Ten were lost to history. The descendents
Origins of the Tu BiSh’vat Seder During the 16th century, Safed (Tsfat in Hebrew) became the centre of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Kabbalists developed new meanings