Yom Kippur 5782

It was a bloody affair. For the High Priest, and the people waiting in the balance of heaven’s mercy, the Day of Atonement as prescribed in Leviticus 16 was a bloody affair. Each year on the tenth of Tishri, the priest first sacrificed one bull to cover his own sins. This prepared the way for…

Mediocer to Powerfully Effective!

a Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Distinction “If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from vowing, you will not…

Healing Leaves

Today is the first full day of Sukkot. I love this Jewish holiday–the time when the family builds a “sukkah” or tent with branches on top and lives in it for eight days. It’s like camping. What child doesn’t love to sleep outside under the stars?

Chicken Blood

Next to the Sabbath, Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement is the most holy day on the Jewish calendar. At sundown this evening Yom Kippur begins. That means that observant Jews must have eaten their last meal before the sun sets. Jewish people must be prepared to fast for 24 hours. This fast is not for…

Days of Awe

Jewish people the world over are walking through the Days of Awe right now. They are ten days between the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement. These are very sober days. Here is some very good info about it.

Shanah Tovah! Happy Jewish New Year!

The shofar is a key element in the celebration of the Jewish New year. Click here for a little bit about the biblical meaning of the holiday and why the shofar is important.