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Shavuot

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  • ISRAEL: New monument pays tribute to old hurt of Iraqi Jews

     
    When talking about life in the old country, Israel's Iraqi-born Jews acknowledge two eras: before the Farhoud, and after. In June 1941, during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, nearly 200 of Baghdad's Jews were slain in a killing rampage that...
  • Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins at sundown Tuesday

     
    Shavuot celebrates the day that God gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Shavuot is a time when the Jewish people renew their acceptance of the Torah. The word Shavuot means “weeks” and marks the...

    Rosh Hashanah: Happy New Year, it’s not

     
    Called the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, Sept. 28. Biblical researcher Roger D. Isaacs contends that Rosh Hashana (head of the year) was never intended to signify the start of a new year. “Its original purpose was to be a day...

    Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible

    Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible
    Why is the Passover Seder hosted by the sisterhood of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield different from most other Seders? For starters, it is held one week before the official Passover celebration. Second, it is for women only. The sisterhood'...

    Local Chabad services seniors

    Chabad of Downtown Coral Gables has filled the religious needs of the Jewish seniors living in a nearby luxury retirement community in Coral Gables for almost a year. The Chabad has serviced The Palace of Coral Gables, where Jews make up 65 percent of...