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Bible Study & Holidays

Pirkei Avot, Ethics of Our Fathers

Being insulted is one of the most upsetting experiences in life. If the insult comes from friends or acquaintances, it often hurts. If it comes from family, it’s especially ...
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Beginning Shabbat Early

As we roll into summer, the days are getting longer. With daylight savings time, sunset is really late. For most families, especially those with little children, it is really ...
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Yom Yerushalayim

Celebrating Israel’s Holiest City Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Day — is the most recent addition to the Hebrew calendar. It is celebrated one week before the eve of Shavuot. ...
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Delicious Desserts for Shavuot

Eating a dairy meal on Shavuot has become an enduring tradition, but what’s the reason for this? If you check seven sources you’ll find seven different answers. Thus we’re ...
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Happy 65th Birthday, Israel

by David Harris For many nations, a 65th birthday may not generate much excitement. But if the country happens to be Israel, which celebrated its birthday this year on ...
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Purim, Festival of Joy

Rabbi David Laine Purim, celebrated on the 14th of Adar, is the most action-packed day of the Jewish year. 2,400 years ago, Haman, the Persian prime-minister, persuaded King Ahasuerus ...
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Hanukah at the Governors Mansion

Al Shams Two thousand, three hundred years ago a miracle occurred in Judea and today we celebrate the holiday of Hanukah. This year, Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia and ...
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Hanukah The Festival of Lights

By: Rabbi David Laine Hanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victorymore than 2,100 years agoof a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of ...
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The Month of Festivals

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall in September, the month of festivals. Sukkot is in October this year. Rosh HashanahIt is customary to sound the shofar and blow trumpets ...