What is Shabbat?

What is Shabbat?

What is Shabbat? According to the Torah, Shabbat commemorates the day that God rested from creating the world; the word Shabbat literally means “he rested.” Exodus 34:21 states: “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” Shabbat is considered a day of peace and holiness. Abraham Joshua Heschel refers to […]

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

ROSH HASHANAH is the Jewish new year, a fall holiday that calls for both rejoicing and serious introspection. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world. Rosh Hashanah is followed, ten days later, by Yom Kippur. Together these two days are called the High Holidays. The holidays and the time in […]