fbpx

Holidays

Unmasking Purim

Adar is a season to celebrate the hidden or masked miracles. Adar means “strength” and the associated letter is the kuf, which symbolizes the masquerade. A parallel was drawn in the story of Purim in the book of Esther when a miracle happened and God was not even mentioned. (The root of Esther in Hebrew …

Unmasking Purim Read More »

A Day for Blowing Trumpets: Why we Blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

You might have noticed that Rosh Hashanah isn’t mentioned anywhere in scripture. What is mentioned is Yom Teruah – The Day of Shouting (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1-6). Rosh Hoshanah means Head of the Year, since the 1st of Tishrei is recognized at the beginning of the Jewish civil year. The first month of the Hebrew …

A Day for Blowing Trumpets: Why we Blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah Read More »

Scroll to Top