Tag: traditions

Halloween Shabbat and the #1 Reason Catholics, Jews and Christians Should Celebrate

Without fail, every October the battle over Halloween ensues, turning seemingly well-mannered Christian and Jewish families on edge and sending the Church into a frenzy of moral and ethical debates over Christian and pagan traditions. What must the God-fearing righteous family do to see these devils put to rest, once and for all? Answer: Throw

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Why I celebrate Halloween, All Saints AND All Souls Day

Anyone who has a soul ought to love this time of year. Why? Simple. Because at no other point of the year is there such a beautiful juxtaposition of the Great Paradoxes of Life. In a matter of just three days, a soul glimpses the great mysteries of Life: Death, Redemption, and Resurrection. It would

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The Sukkah is NOW

*The Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot, begins each year in September/October following the Jewish New Year “Rosh HaShanah” and Day of Atonement “Yom Kippur”. I thought this article by guest blogger Tzvi Freeman sums up the beauty of this feasts perfectly. I invite you to enter into these 7 days in a

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Yom Kippur – A Call to Unity and Forgiveness for Gentile and Jew

Yom Kippur, in the words of the Rebbe, “is the Day of Atonement, when we are closest to G‑d and most connected to the essence of our souls. It’s the holiest day of the year, when Jews come together, fasting and praying as one.” And, it just might be the feast that could bring union

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10 Days of Awe

Jewish tradition from the Old Testament dictates these 10 days between the end of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are the holiest of all holy days in all the Hebrew calendar. Not only do they provide for a time of rest and reflection, they are also hugely

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