Sparring Partners: Our Arguments with God and What We Learn From Them! Shiyur for Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5781 Prepared for the Eshel Community מחלוקת לשם השמים By Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein Email: email@example.com Download the source sheet here. BERUCHIM HABAIM: As we continue to celebrate in our small gatherings, this shiyur is meant to be [more]
Shiyur – Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2021: Shavuot and What It Means to Be Truly Human By Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Download the source sheets SHAVUOT: Without Shavuot and its historical significance, Pesach and its experience seven weeks beforehand would be meaningless. For what good is Zeman Cheruteinu, the Time of our Freedom without [more]
Rabbi Steve Greenberg - Purim is about concealment. More specifically, it is about movement from the covert to the overt. There is a sustained tension between what characters are and what they seem to be that moves the plot forward. It is the careful unraveling of disguises that makes for salvation. The major characters are [more]
The meaning of the holiday changes -- and that might even be the meaning of the holiday Published in the Times of Israel December 7, 2018 What is Hanukkah? This is how the Talmud begins its short foray into the origins of Hanukkah. Remarkably, there is very little material in the Talmud on Hanukkah. While [more]
What is Chanukah? This is how the Talmud begins its short foray into the origins of Chanukah. Remarkably, there is very little material in the Talmud on Chanukah. While Purim has a tractate all its own, Chanukah merits a few scattered lines and a number of minor mentions. Chanukah was apparently not very much [more]
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