Holidays

Shevat: Gateway to Eternal Life

How does winter symbolize the bursting forth of life? Exploring the depth of Tu B'Shvat

Hush!: The Month of Cheshvan

Now is the time to reflect and integrate the spiritual insights gleaned from the holiday season.

The Meaning of Tu B'av

Six events occurred on Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, making it a festive day in the Jewish calendar.

Seasons of the Moon: Av– IBM and The Nazis

How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?

Seasons of the Moon: Tammuz – The Burning of the Torah

Where one burns books one will in the end burn people.

Seasons of the Moon: Sivan - Hearing is Believing

Why do we say, "Hear O Israel!" rather than "See O Israel"?

Seasons of the Moon: Iyar – The Power of Connectivity

A mystical look at the meaning of this Jewish month.

The Moon: 7 Jewish Facts

The moon is central in Jewish tradition.

What is Passover?

An overview of the history and laws of the holiday of Passover (Pesach).

Rosh Chodesh: The Meaning of the New Month

Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

Q&A: The Jewish Calendar

Why is it different and what is its significance?

Cheshvan: Turning the Bitter into Greatness

The spiritual growth we’ve harnessed this past month is available throughout the year.

Cheshvan: Facing the Ordinary

Now is the time to put into action all the hopes, prayers and resolutions we made at the start of the Jewish New Year.

What is Sukkot?

Guidelines for the joyous Jewish outdoor festival of Sukkot.

Elul: The Time for Closeness

With only 30 days left in the year, Elul is a time of yearning, forgiveness and return.

The Tenth of Tevet

One day commemorates a variety of Jewish tragedies.

The Jewish Year

Using the 12 months of the Hebrew calendar as a map for personal growth.

Shabbat Songs

Become an expert with these audio and text versions.

ABC's of Elul

The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.

What Are Tisha B'Av & the Three Weeks?

The Jewish national period of mourning.

What is the Omer?

The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer.

What Is Purim?

Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.

The Choice of Adar

Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.

Shvat: Filling the Bucket

The spiritual significance of the month of Shvat.

The Incredible Month of Tishrei

Looking at the world from its inner spiritual core outward.

Tammuz: Forces of Nature

What can happen when we see everything as being fully within our grasp and under our control.

Sivan: The Mystical Power of Three

At Sinai we moved above and beyond, where the whole truth dwells.

The Radiance of Iyar

The power of turning the bitter into sweet, sickness into healing.

Av: Disaster and Consolation

The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption.

Tevet: Lost in Translation

Tevet is a time of return and redefinition.

Hanukkah: What, How and Why

A concise, comprehensive guide to the holiday of Hanukkah.

Kislev: United Colors of the Rainbow

Each of us has to fight off darkness in his or her own way.

Nissan: Blossoms of Redemption

The month that moves us out of being enslaved to our egos.

Crash Course on the Ten Plagues

A fascinating overview of the significance of the plagues.

My Big Fat Greek War

Who are the Chanukah heroes who saved our people?

Crash Course on Chanukah

A fascinating overview of the history and meaning of the holiday.

The Autumn Triad

How the High Holiday season actually culminates with Chanukah.

The Bitter Month

Cheshvan is when darkness reigns, yet growth begins deep beneath the surface.

Crash Course on Yom Kippur

A fascinating overview on the meaning and customs of the holiest day of the year.

Crash Course on Rosh Hashanah

A fascinating overview of the holiday and how to maximize the power of the day.

Crash Course on Tisha B'Av

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.

Crash Course on Passover

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

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