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Shabbat begins as night falls on Friday and ends after nightfall on Saturday. It is a very precious time of the week: a time where
CANDLESTICKS The candle is a very important symbol for Jews. Fire is warm and inviting. The Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) says that the flame is a
Tu B’Av means the 15th day of the month of Av in the Hebrew lunar calendar. The tet and vav (which make up the word
The month of Tammuz is the fourth month of the Jewish calendar. In its earliest occurrence, Tammuz begins on June 10th and ends on July
Sivan is the third month of the Jewish calendar, corresponding approximately to the Gregorian month of June. The name itself is of Babylonian origin. In
Every month of the Jewish calendar highlights unique events in the unfolding story of the Jewish people. The month of Iyar, the second month, is
Rosh Chodesh signifies the beginning of the month, according to the Jewish calendar. Jewish feminists have reclaimed the festival of Rosh Chodesh, new moon, as
Rosh Chodesh was considered to be a women’s holiday for a very long time. Recently, women have begun to reclaim this holiday and have formed
The letter TET, as the number nine numerically, represents general goodness. The Hebrew word ‘tov’ (good) begins with the letter TET. The first time TET
The letter CHET is equal to the number eight and is referred to as the letter of Life. The number eight signifies the eight days
The term ‘Rosh Chodesh’ literally means ‘head of the month’, but translates to ‘New Month’ in English. It is the day(s) on which a new
Small pockets of Jews have lived in Asia Minor since the 4th century BCE; yet the heyday of Turkish Jewry began when Ottomans offered refuge