What Are You Listening to this High Holiday Season?

Posted on September 10th, 2018

 

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

 

Check out the Spotify High Holiday playlist.


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Where in the Torah Do We Learn about the High Holidays? (A Visual Guide)

Posted on August 27th, 2018

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


By Barbara Mendes for Jewess Mag


Where in the Torah do we learn about the Jewish High Holidays?

In Sefer Vayikra, (the Book of Leviticus), in Parashat Emor! G-d tells Moses to tell the Children of Israel: “These are the Holidays of G-d!”


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How Does the Jewish Calendar Work?

Posted on August 27th, 2018
from bimbam.com



Why Does the Jewish Calendar Change Every Year?
 


How does Chrismukkah even happen?


Why do Jewish holidays move around on the calendar? Why do we have Chanukah sometimes on Thanksgiving? Find some answers and learn more about how the Jewish calendar works in this video featuring Joshua Mallett.
The Hebrew calendar, or the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar where as the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. The Jewish calendar is synced to the moon so the first day of the month is a new moon and the 15th day of the month is a full moon.



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What is the Amidah?

Posted on August 20th, 2018
By Rabbi David Wolkenfeld from bimbam.com


The Jewish Standing Prayer


The Amidah includes three distinct sections. The first section includes prayers that praise. The middle section includes 13 requests. These requests focus on practical needs like health, and the ability to make wise choices but also more lofty yearnings for redemption and justice. These requests can change depending on the time of year or holiday. The last section includes prayers of gratitude. You can also include your own personal prayers anytime during the middle or end.


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Elul Started Yesterday: Hello eScapegoat!

Posted on August 13th, 2018
from bimbam.com


A web app to help you atone. Like in Bible Times, only nerdier.


The eScapegoat roams the Internet collecting sins before Yom Kippur. This web app is inspired by the Yom Kippur rituals from the time of the Temple in which a goat is symbolically burdened with the sins of the Jewish people. In the app, this action is symbolized by a whimsical animated goat receiving the sins that users share with it. 

 

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