What is better, an angel or a person?
When Shehecheyanu Isn’t Appropriate We all know the shehecheyanu blessing. We sing it at every happy occasion. The shehecheyanu is recited on every Jewish holiday, except for today – the last day of Pesach. What most people don’t know is that this blessing is made over a heartfelt joy. That means that any time you feel a real heartfelt joy you can recite the shehecheyanu. The...
Good Yom Tov! In the mid-1600s, a high-ranking British government official named Samuel Pepys (pronounced Peeps) kept a diary for about ten years. The diary, one of the best records of daily from that era, made him famous. During the time he kept his diary, Samuel Pepys witnessed a plague of animal disease that swept Europe, the great Fire of London, and war between Britain and...
An idea for your Seder.
Why would anyone think the blood libel is true?
When a Rabbi pushed off the end of Passover by a day, his entire community listened without question. Why?
We all know the famous song from the Seder. But what in the world does it mean?
A strange element of Jewish tradition is the many names we give holidays. But when we take a deeper look, they all are linked together.
The Mah Nishtana is one of the most famous Jewish recitations. What is its deeper meaning?
What can we learn from the recent Suez crisis?