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Hanukkah (Open Media Pamphlet)

Steve Potts

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It is customary not to do any work during the time the candles are burning, for this is the hour when all the family may sit together and enjoy the traditional foods of the festival, such as potatoe pancakes (latkes) and doughnuts (sufganiyot) and play the traditional spinning top game (dreydel). Hanukkah ~ 25 Kislev, 5777 ~ December 25 - January 1, 2017 During the festival of Succot, according to tradition, the world is judged for water, and it was the custom to take branches of the willow and go around the alter saying "O Lord, deliver us!

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A Set of Holiday Sermons (Illustrated)

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And so, as the money flooded the Zionist war machines, the hostile Muslim population had no chance but to turn back, and allow the Zionists to establish their country and be quiet for a while. Sprinkling the blood in front of the ark may indicate the opening of a way of approach to the Father. (The Ark was ordinarily unapproachable. Some have the custom of adding the following: Lord, our G-d, and G-d of our ancestors, just as I have removed all chametz from my home and from my ownership, so may it be Your will that I merit the removal of the evil inclination from my heart.

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T'was The Last Night of Hanukkah

Elezabeth Cameron Cyr

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Since our Messiah rose from the dead on First Fruits, the theme of First Fruits now stands out as resurrection and salvation. Jewish students with their teacher in Samarkand, Uzbekistan c. 1910. Well, the calendar of Saints is very busy so you can expect little Catholic Johnny to be at school about 7 days per year. Full text chanted three things, increasing in volume and intensity each time. - Kol Nidre is about the shortcomings of humankind.

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Haggadah for Passover With Commentary Based on the Shiurim

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This time is also traditionally one of mourning, since in Talmudic times, a plague swept through the students of the great Rabbi Akiva, killing 24,000 of them. Some use wicks soaked in oil, but wax candles are perfectly acceptable halakhically. Others do not permit their use if they have porcelain interiors. Kol Nidre, observed the night before Yom Kippur, derives its name from the famous melody sung at this service.

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In His Mercy: Understanding the Thirteen Midot

Ezra Bick

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Passover (Pesach, meaning sacrifice) begins a week-long holiday beginning on the evening of the 14th day of Nisan (the first month in the Hebrew calendar, falling in the March - April time period), that commemorates the Exodus from Egypt. Among other accomplishments of the Great Assembly, the last books of the Bible were written at this time and the canon sealed. Praying for rains is the primary ritual followed during this time of the year.

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Anguish of the Jews: twenty-Three Centuries of Anti-Semitism

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I’m not the one who believes in fantasies and fairy tales. The Jewish calender is filled with holidays. According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Traditions include dipping apples in honey, blowing the shofar and more. Hamentashen are triangular pastries filled with jam or poppy seeds and are ubiquitous on Purim.

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The One Hour Purim Primer

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In memory Jewish people are commanded to build and live in temporary dwellings for seven days (Leviticus 23:33). It is, however, mentioned in the New Testament, in which Jesus attends a "Feast of Dedication." As time went on, although there were always righteous people, the vast majority denied God's authority. I have every right to push against the pernicious evil of religion and religion’s followers and the harm it causes humans every day. Utensils that have been used to prepare non-kosher food, or dishes that have held meat and are now used for dairy products, render the food treif under certain conditions. [86] Furthermore, all Orthodox and some Conservative authorities forbid the consumption of processed grape products made by non-Jews, due to ancient pagan practices of using wine in rituals. [86] Some Conservative authorities permit wine and grape juice made without rabbinic supervision. [90] The Torah does not give specific reasons for most of the laws of kashrut. [86] However, a number of explanations have been offered, including maintaining ritual purity, teaching impulse control, encouraging obedience to God, improving health, reducing cruelty to animals and preserving the distinctness of the Jewish community. [91] The various categories of dietary laws may have developed for different reasons, and some may exist for multiple reasons.

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Story of Hanukkah

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Later, she told him of Haman's plot against her people. In Mahayana countries the new year starts on the first full moon day in January. They took the dough and baked it into thin crackers i the hot dessert sun. Unlike the Reform, Conservative Judaism maintains that Jewish law should be modified by rabbis and sages, and not by individual Jews. The MAR-JCC Hebraica Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style sporting competition. It is nice to have time off and not have to worry about playing catch-up when you get back if school was going on without you.

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Preparing for the End of Time

Eliau

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God chose the Jewish people to be in a unique covenant with God; the description of this covenant is the Torah itself. The next major Jewish holiday is Shavu'ot, which commemorates the gift of the Torah on Mount Sinai. In modern Israel, carnival parades (Adloyada) are organized in the streets. Meredith, leader of the Living Church of God, believes that the Day of Atonement "pictures the binding of Satan at the beginning of the Millennium and the world becoming at one with God."

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2016 Bible Journeys Calendar: 16 Month

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While reciting the Vidui service, it is customary to stand in a humbled position, with one’s head lowered. The first statement of this special relationship appears in Chapter 12 of Genesis: "And the Lord said to Abram, 'Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you. Data from Bespoke Investment Group released in 2014 found that the strategy worked in eight out of the previous 13 Jewish High Holy Days periods.

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