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The Value of Prayer

Prayer – it is not something we are trained to do, the language is foreign, and we may only remember a few words from childhood Hebrew School. Yet some of the melodies invoke nostalgia. But let’s be honest, praying or davening as it is known, is something that is uncomfortable for many of us. What is prayer? Why do we ... Read More »

What is Chanukah?


It is a famous question in the Talmud, “What is Chanukah?”  The Talmudic response is well known; the Greeks attempted to impose their pagan beliefs on the Jews, seizing the Holy Temple, the symbol of monotheism in the world. The Jews, led by the family of priests named the Maccabees, rebelled. After the victory they found one cruse of oil, and ... Read More »

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