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Between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur

An entertaining drama has a lot of nail-biting suspense and uncertainty. What’s going to happen to your favorite characters? They’ve gotten themselves into quite a pickle this time! The last chapter of the book you are reading (or the last episode of the drama you have been […]

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The Fast of Gedaliah

The Fast of Gedaliah (Tzom Gedalya) is a minor fast day that usually takes place on the Tishrei 3 just a day after the second day of Rosh HaShanah. It is traditionally a fast from both food and water and lasts from dawn until nightfall. While this […]

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Behold, How Good and Pleasant

The long-awaited arrival of the fall season in Israel means that the tensions of summer are over. The lethargy brought on by the intense heat-ridden summer that incubated the nation lifts, and a time of resurrection and refreshment envelops us. Israelis of all walks of life begin […]

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