While you may have never heard of this holiday, Lag Ba'omer is popular and widely beloved in Israel — and it’s time we Americans learned to enjoy it, too
The 33rd day has a special significance. Until then it is not permitted during the sefirah to cut the hair, wear new clothes, attend public entertainment or to get married.
This marks the first time that a priestly blessing event at this capacity has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
Liberation from slavery underlies our basic Jewish values
Our oral tradition is founded upon the Socratic method of “questions and answers” lobbied between study partners or chavrutot. On Seder night, questions are particularly pivotal; multiple irregularities are introduced into the Seder to prompt questions.
When met with a crisis — when the king’s evil adviser, Haman, decreed that all the Jews were to be killed — Esther looked deep within herself and realized she had strength.
Memories of Tunisian Purim
How do you boost holiday cheer in such troubling times?
Even in this depressing time we are living through, be happy – it’s Purim!