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Category: Jewish Holidays & Festivals

From Pain to Pleasure: Lessons from the Month of Av

Cyclical conceptions of time are thoroughly embedded in me through my Jewish heritage and culture. I was born on Rosh Chodesh Av – the new moon of the Hebrew month that is now ending. The Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means that while my Hebrew birthday rarely matches up with my Gregorian…

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Pirkei Avot, Passover & the Mashpee Wampanoag

Dear Jewish Community, I hope everyone is healthy and well, staying strong and resilient, and finding new sources of communication and connection. Check out this beautiful Tkhine When an Epidemic Breaks Out (1916) – a non-canonized, Yiddish Ashkenaz prayer translated by Noam Lerman and others. I have been attending SVARA‚Äôs daily Mishnah studies and wanted to share…

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