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A year full of holidays

(Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday) Hanukkah Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2021 The flames on the Hanukkiah brighten each of the eight nights of the festival of Hanukkah. The holiday celebrates the victory of the Maccabees, Jewish military leaders who rebelled against the Greek-Syrian King Antiochus, who…

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An Apple a Day for the High Holidays

What comes to mind when you think of the “forbidden fruit” described in the Garden of Eden – the one that Eve is said to have eaten and then shared with Adam? If you guessed an apple, you’re probably wrong. In the Talmud, when listing the possible “fruits” that may have been products of the…

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OU Women’s Initiative Launches Program for High Holidays

The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Women’s Initiative has launched its virtual Yemei Ratzon program offering ideas and inspiration in preparation for the upcoming High Holidays. The program offers shiurim by world-renowned Torah scholars and a month-long learning series on Teshuvah, Tefillah, and Tzedakah.  The shiurim series features a series of lectures on Selichot night August 28:…

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