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Reset Your Clock
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Religion
Resetting the clock, or more precisely, the calendar, has an ancient biblical precedent.
Managing Life's Transitions With The Omer
Aviva A. Perlo
Educator, Trainer, Writer, and Improv Artist
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
Entrepreneur, Educator, Writer and Technologist - "Rabbi Witho...
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
Co-founder of LA's Pico Shul
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
Writer, educator, Jewish spiritual activist
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
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
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
Founding Director, Sinai and Synapses
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
Rabbi, Temple Torah, Boynton Beach, FL, GreenFaith Fellow
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.
After Passover, The Exodus To True Spiritual Freedom Continues
Columnist@The Daily Beast, Meditation avatar
Obviously, Passover's tale is action-packed. But I think it is primarily an aesthetic moment. Time is needed to complete the aesthetic with the ethical. The Omer provides this.
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The Mysteries Of The Last Supper And Jesus' Final Days
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?
The Secret Blessing Of The Hebrew Calendar's Extra Adar
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Founder (1983) and director, The Shalom Center
With love, laughter, and longing for the day when the Hidden will be fully Revealed to all the world.
Mark Podwal's Jewish Calendar
With the High Holidays right around the corner,
recently published a 2011 calendar,
A Sweet Year
, with paintings by
. Here, Podwal answers questions about his work.
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