Hope in the Midst of Sorrow

Today, August 5th 2014, is the 9th of Av. We mourn for all the terrible things that have happened on this day, but are we left in sorrow, or do we find hope? Lamentations is such a sad book, but it is also a hopeful book. Jeremiah describes Judah in the worst possible scenario: in […]

The Three Weeks: Mourning and Praying

We are in the midst of “the three weeks”. These somber days began on the 17th of Tammuz (July 15th this year) and lead up to the 9th of Av (August 5th this year). We’re sad about all the bad things that happened on these dates, especially the destruction of the Holy Temples and our […]

Feasts of the Lord versus Jewish Holidays

Upon visiting this site, you might wonder why common Jewish holidays like Hanukkah and Purim aren’t considered Feasts of the Lord. Aren’t Hanukkah and Purim Biblical holidays with important lessons as well? Of course they are! So what differentiates a feast of the Lord from other Jewish holidays? The answer is simple- Torah. The feasts […]