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Jewish Fast Days

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

If It Takes So Long, Why Do We Call It A Fast?

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Jews can enjoy food and physical pleasure almost every other day of the year, and on this holy day, I just can't get that kugel out of my thoughts. Shame on me, right?

Purim 2011: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community's narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire. The word i...