Celebrations took place across Israel, including Rabin square in Tel Aviv and at the Kotel in Jerusalem.
The single fruit is green and about the size of a large plum, and therefore far smaller than the fruit grown in Israel, Morocco and Italy for export during the holiday.
In this way, we acknowledge that even if we completed the yearly cycle of Torah reading, we still have much more learning in store.
Jerusalem gears up for a great 5779.
God therefore precisely chose the exact words, stories and laws in order to best give over the Divine directive.
They were a small group – most Jews had lost their faith in a God who they believed abandoned them; yet these religious Jews were an important part of ghetto life, their story deserves to be told.
There is an essential difference between the concept of inheritance and that of betrothal or engagement.
Mujadara is a classic Middle Eastern dish and, while nobody can agree on a spelling, everyone can agree it’s delicious.
Prayers for rain are among the earliest liturgical texts, and withholding it is regarded in the Bible as a punishment.
The first reading is the underpinning of the notion of creatio ex nihilo, God creating the world out of nothing.