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Jewish Calendar

Reset Your Clock

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

Resetting the clock, or more precisely, the calendar, has an ancient biblical precedent.

Managing Life's Transitions With The Omer

Aviva A. Perlo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Home
Aviva A. Perlo

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.

Hanukkah Comes Early This Year

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home
Rabbi Jason Miller

The Jewish calendar situation this year is unique. In fact, it has not occurred since 1899 and will only occur once more. Ever.

Meet 'Nice Jewish Guys Calendar' Creator Adam Cohen

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is a hit. Selling by the thousands. This phenomenon is both serious and funny.

Time Spirals And Other Insights Into The Jewish Calendar

Eitan Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Eitan Press

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.

A Jewish Year And How I Found Lost Synagogues

Andrea Strongwater | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Andrea Strongwater

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.

Approaching Tishrei: Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

Rabbi Barry A. Kenter | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Rabbi Barry A. Kenter

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.

Our Deeply Rooted Need To Mark Time

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

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.

Israel And The Three Weeks Of Jewish Mourning: Hope Amid Sadness, Confidence Amid Doubt

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.16.2011 | Home
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

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.

The Mysteries Of The Last Supper And Jesus' Final Days

Colin Humphreys | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Colin Humphreys

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.

Just How Long Did Jesus Stay In The Tomb?

Posted 06.13.2011 | Home

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate Easter, they will follow a familiar chronology: Jesus was...

The Secret Blessing Of The Hebrew Calendar's Extra Adar

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

With love, laughter, and longing for the day when the Hidden will be fully Revealed to all the world.

Mark Podwal's Jewish Calendar

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Menachem Wecker

With the High Holidays right around the corner, recently published a 2011 calendar, A Sweet Year, with paintings by Mark Podwal. Here, Podwal answers questions about his work.