Resetting the clock, or more precisely, the calendar, has an ancient biblical precedent.
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When tragedy, illness and accidents occur, our worldview morphs immediately. Stability is shaken as reality turns upside down. The Omer says we must go slowly.
The Jewish calendar situation this year is unique. In fact, it has not occurred since 1899 and will only occur once more. Ever.
The Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is a hit. Selling by the thousands. This phenomenon is both serious and funny.
The shape of Jewish time is different. According to the teachings of the Torah, history does not unfold along a time-line but a time-spiral.
How did I decide to re-create synagogues across Europe that were lost during the Third Reich and WWII? My art licensing agent asked if I could create a Jewish calendar. It was a dream assignment.
No other month has as much sacred choreography as the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, Tishrei. But only for the festival of Sukkot does the Torah mandate joy three times.
From the 10th anniversary of 9/11, to the beginning of the Jewish year of 5772, to the ways we observe birthdays and anniversaries, there are some moments that call for ritualized recognition.
Tisha B'Av and the Three Weeks are a focal point of catharsis after which we can -- indeed, must -- get on with our lives to continue to build, dream and create a better world.
Bible readers throughout history have noticed discrepancies in the Gospel accounts. The fact is that Jewish people would never mistake the Passover meal for another meal.
By Daniel Burke
Religion News Service
(RNS) As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate Easter, they will follow a familiar chronology: Jesus was...
With love, laughter, and longing for the day when the Hidden will be fully Revealed to all the world.
With the High Holidays right around the corner, Calendars.com recently published a 2011 calendar, A Sweet Year, with paintings by Mark Podwal. Here, Podwal answers questions about his work.
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