Category: Judaism

How Do You Celebrate Spring Holidays?

Both Passover and Easter represent freedom and restoration. Remember not to get so hung up on customs that you lose the point of the faith. In a week, the holidays pass, and we’re left with the memory of how we treated (or mistreated) one another.

Levity: It’s Not Just for Levites on Purim

Purim is the one day of the year to strip away all pretenses and reveal to ourselves who we really are beneath the self-control of rational thinking.

Fox’s Facebook Poll Asked If Jews Killed Jesus

Fox Latin America posted a poll on their Facebook page inviting readers to comment on who they think is responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. The choices were: Pontious Pilate, the Jewish people, or the High Priests (who were also Jewish). Really? After… Continue Reading “Fox’s Facebook Poll Asked If Jews Killed Jesus”

Top 10 Myths About Hanukkah

Top Ten false, incorrect, not true, wrong, MYTHS about Hanukkah

Happy Holiday? What Holiday?

John greeted the man with a hearty, “Merry Christmas!” He smiled, shook my husband’s hand and answered politely, “Merry Christmas.” At this, the realization of the man’s Jewishness smacked John on the brain and knocked something loose.

Martin Luther Quotes About Jews

Most of these quotes are taken directly from Martin Luther’s book, On the Jews and Their Lies, translated from his native German to English by Martin H. Bertram. You can read it for yourself online.

Christian Pilgrims Celebrated Sukkot in the New World

The Pilgrims celebrated Sukkot in the New World at their first harvest, inviting their new Native American friends to join them. The Wampanoag people at that time followed neither Judaism nor Christianity. That didn’t stop them from celebrating life and harvest with their Christian neighbors, nor did it stop devout Pilgrims from celebrating with them. That celebration became what is known in America today as Thanksgiving.

Why Would God Hate our Festivals?

God said, “I cannot bear your worthless assemblies. Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening.” Isaiah 1:13-15

Hey! L’shana Tova!

Rosh Hashana, the Biblical Feast of Trumpets and the Jewish New Year, begins at sunset tonight (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)!

High Holidays: What if I Do it Wrong?

This should be the sweetest time of the year. But, for some, the High Holidays produce incredible anxiety. What if I don’t know Hebrew? Can I say the prayers in English? What if I don’t have a proper kiddush cup? Can I use a wine glass? What if my family doesn’t observe the days? Should I celebrate without them? What if I hate the taste of apples and honey? Do I have to eat it?

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