Category Archives: Jewish Religion

A Few Words About Costumes

Every year, a month before we celebrate Purim, children and their parents start planning their costumes. In Hebrew, “costume” is “Tachposet”-תַּחְפֹּשֶׂת. Purim allows everyone to change their appearance, and sometimes even their gender, for a day. It is really interesting to see because in the Hebrew bible men are forbidden to wear women’s clothes and [...]

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Leap Year- Shannah Me’uberet

In Judaism, a lunar calendar is used to determine and count the days of the year. However, the cycle of each year is solar, according to the sun – Shemesh in Hebrew – שֶׁמֶשׁ. Another important and fundamental principle is that Passover must always be at spring time, as written in Deuteronomy 16:1- especiallyyours-wigs    [...]

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Who is the hero?

When my husband asked his students in high school who is the person that they can describe as a hero, most of the answers were males like Samson, Judah the Maccabean, David, Hercules and more. However, when we speak about heroism do we always need to think about males, usually dressed with army clothes, or [...]

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