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Shavuot

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  • 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?
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    Friday State Of The City Mayor Jane Egly will give an overview on what's ahead for Laguna Beach at the annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Montage, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $45. For more information, call (949)...

    Celebrate Shavuot -- It's the law

    Celebrate Shavuot -- It's the law
    The half-million Jews of South Florida will join their fellows worldwide for Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, which will start at sundown May 26. Shavuot celebrates the giving of the law to Moses on Mount Sinai. The holiday is one of the three Jewish...

    Shavuot: A feast for body and soul

    Shavuot: A feast for body and soul
    Last weekend, we left the city behind and drove about an hour south to my mother-in-law's kibbutz to see the rolling fields of ripening wheat ready to be harvested just before the Shavuot holiday, exactly like it was in ancient times. Shavuot, starting...

    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...