The Hebrew Calendar, Jewish History and Culture

‘Israeli’ Hebrew

‘Israeli’ Hebrew

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‘A Nation Shall Be Born in a Day’

‘A Nation Shall Be Born in a Day’

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Biblical Closure!

Biblical Closure!

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Brief history of Biblical Hebrew

Brief history of Biblical Hebrew

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Celebrating Purim: Jerusalem Style!

Celebrating Purim: Jerusalem Style!

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Comfort, comfort my people

Comfort, comfort my people

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Counting of the Omer

Counting of the Omer

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Early Modern Hebrew

Early Modern Hebrew

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Hanukkah Blessings

Hanukkah Blessings

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Hebrew Bible 101

Hebrew Bible 101

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Hebrew Fasts and Feasts: Who was Gedelia?

Hebrew Fasts and Feasts: Who was Gedelia?

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Hebrew Insights: What is ‘Hoshanah Rabah?’

Hebrew Insights: What is ‘Hoshanah Rabah?’

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How many candles are on a Hanukkah Menorah?

How many candles are on a Hanukkah Menorah?

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How the Mighty Have Fallen: A Tribute to the Fallen IDF Soldiers

How the Mighty Have Fallen: A Tribute to the Fallen IDF Soldiers

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Introduction to ‘Rosh Ha-Shanah’ (Part One)

Introduction to ‘Rosh Ha-Shanah’ (Part One)

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Introduction to ‘Rosh Ha-Shanah’ (Part Two)

Introduction to ‘Rosh Ha-Shanah’ (Part Two)

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Jerusalem Day and the Hebrew Meaning of My Name(Ariel)

Jerusalem Day and the Hebrew Meaning of My Name(Ariel)

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Joyous Sukkot – ‘Feast of Booths’

Joyous Sukkot – ‘Feast of Booths’

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Medieval Hebrew – ‘Ashkenazi’ and ‘Sephardi’

Medieval Hebrew – ‘Ashkenazi’ and ‘Sephardi’

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Medieval Hebrew – The rise of Liturgical Hebrew

Medieval Hebrew – The rise of Liturgical Hebrew

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Modern Hebrew – ‘The return to Zion’

Modern Hebrew – ‘The return to Zion’

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Passover 101

Passover 101

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Passover and Freedom

Passover and Freedom

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Rabbinic & Liturgical Hebrew – ‘Mishnah’

Rabbinic & Liturgical Hebrew – ‘Mishnah’

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Rabbinic & Liturgical Hebrew – ‘Talmud’

Rabbinic & Liturgical Hebrew – ‘Talmud’

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Rosh Chodesh ‘Iyar’

Rosh Chodesh ‘Iyar’

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Shavuot the ‘Feast of Weeks’

Shavuot the ‘Feast of Weeks’

Today is the sixth of the Hebrew month of Sivan {סיון} and that means we are celebrating the Festival of

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Shemini Atzert or Simchat Torah: A Brief Explanation of the Hebrew

Shemini Atzert or Simchat Torah: A Brief Explanation of the Hebrew

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Song of Songs and the Exodus

Song of Songs and the Exodus

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The Biblical Holiday of the Rain: Shemini Atzert

The Biblical Holiday of the Rain: Shemini Atzert

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The Gathering: End of Shemitah Torah Readings

The Gathering: End of Shemitah Torah Readings

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The Hebrew Calendar and the Annual Cycle of the Torah Reading

The Hebrew Calendar and the Annual Cycle of the Torah Reading

Over the last year we have mentioned many times the annual cycle of the Torah reading which is manifested in

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The Hebrew Meaning of Shabbat Teshuvah

The Hebrew Meaning of Shabbat Teshuvah

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The Hebrew Meaning of the Four Species: A Message of Unity

The Hebrew Meaning of the Four Species: A Message of Unity

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The novelty of the Exodus

The novelty of the Exodus

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The Sabbatical year and the number seven

The Sabbatical year and the number seven

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The siege of Jerusalem

The siege of Jerusalem

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Tishah Be-Av

Tishah Be-Av

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To Seat or To Settle? – That is the Hebrew Question

To Seat or To Settle? – That is the Hebrew Question

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Today is Purim!

Today is Purim!

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What are the ‘Ushpizin’? Hebrew Etymology lesson for ‘Sukkot’

What are the ‘Ushpizin’? Hebrew Etymology lesson for ‘Sukkot’

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What is ‘Aseret Yemei Teshuvah’?

What is ‘Aseret Yemei Teshuvah’?

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What is ‘Birkat Kohanim’ and how it is related to Leonard Cohen?

What is ‘Birkat Kohanim’ and how it is related to Leonard Cohen?

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What is ‘Lag Ba-Omer’?

What is ‘Lag Ba-Omer’?

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What is ‘Shabbat Chazon?’

What is ‘Shabbat Chazon?’

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What is “Sevivon”?

What is “Sevivon”?

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What is “The Great Shabbat”?

What is “The Great Shabbat”?

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What is “Tu Be-Shevat?

What is “Tu Be-Shevat?

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What is Chol Ha-Moed?

What is Chol Ha-Moed?

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What is the Connection Between the Book of Jonah and ‘Yom Kippur’?

What is the Connection Between the Book of Jonah and ‘Yom Kippur’?

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