Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil. Hanukkah is also mentioned in 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees. The first states: "For eight days they celebrated the rededication of the altar. Then Judah and his brothers and the entire congregation of Israel decreed that the days of the rededication The land was gorgeous southern Virginia hill-country with running streams, artesian springs, deer, turkey, pine forests, wide blue sky Shortly thereafter he moved to the land.
Ty renovated a log tobacco drying barn into a smithy. There is a story in the Talmud about a king who had a daughter who had gone astray from her father. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. Cohen was born on September 21, in Westmount, Quebec, an English-speaking area of Montreal, into a middle-class Canadian Jewish family.
His paternal grandfather, whose family had moved from Poland to Canada, was Lyon Cohen, the founding president of the Canadian Jewish Congress. His father, Nathan Cohen, owned a substantial clothing store and died when Cohen was nine years old. The family observed Orthodox Judaism, and belonged to Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, to which Cohen retained connections all his life. I was told I was a descendant of Aaron, the high priest. Visit : en.
This photo and all those in my Photostream are protected by copyright. No one may reproduce, copy, transmit or manipulate them without my written permission. By artist Gene Pendon aka Gene Starship. The mural is under completion. Photo: October 22, The Karaim are a fascinating ethnic and religious minority specific to this town in Lithuania.
We visited a Karai restaurant, where we learned to make the traditional meat pastries and had a chance to talk to members of the community. We weren't quite clear on it at the time, but upon further research it turns out they represent an ancient branch of Judaism. Their oral tradition holds that they were brought to Lithuania from the Karaite Jewish community in Crimea as an elite military corps by the Grand Duke of Lithuania in the 13th century. They spoke a Turkic language brought from Crimea, but their holy scriptures consist of the Tanach Hebrew Bible.
They do not have the Talmud codification of oral law , which evolved later in Jewish history. Until the s they used Hebrew as their liturgical language, but then a secularist came to power in the community and promulgated a pagan Turkic origin story. That doesn't fit with the genetics, though: genetically, they are a Semitic people most closely related to other Jewish branches, rather than to their Turkic neighbors in Crimea.
Las abuelas,con tal de ver todo,trepan por donde sea. Photo: October 12, Deschampsia and imperata mingle their autumn colors to create garden magic, upstaging even the flowers. However, according to the Talmud, a red rose grew from Abel's innocently spilled blood and therefore it should be a decoration for every Jewish bride at a wedding. There are stars who's light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen appart. There are people who's remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away.
This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow. The Talmud. Maimonides Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon - was born in in Cordoba. Jewish philosopher chief representative of the Jewish Aristotelianism and physician. He was the author of the most important medieval commentary on the Talmud - "The Book of Commandments. The photo is part of my photographic exhibition featuring 21 laminated panels. The images of the exhibit represent the symbols of Jewish festivals throughout the year. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.
When the Second Temple in Jerusalem was looted and services stopped, Judaism was outlawed. He banned brit milah circumcision and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the temple. Antiochus's actions provoked a large-scale revolt. By BC Mattathias had died, and Judah took his place as leader. By BC the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid monarchy was successful. The Temple was liberated and rededicated. The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to celebrate this event. Judah ordered the Temple to be cleansed, a new altar to be built in place of the polluted one and new holy vessels to be made.
According to the Talmud, unadulterated and undefiled pure olive oil, with the seal of the kohen gadol high priest , was needed for the menorah in the Temple, which was required to burn throughout the night every night. The story goes that one flask was found with only enough oil to burn for one day, yet it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of kosher oil for the menorah. An eight-day festival was declared by the Jewish sages to commemorate this miracle.
Nowadays, the Festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah called hanukkiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. La prima candela va accesa al tramonto del 25 Kislev ed ogni successivo giorno della festa, si accende un'ulteriore candela.
La candela centrale, chiamata Shammash bidello, servitore , viene accesa per prima e serve ad accendere le altre, quindi deve rimanere sempre accesa. Dedicated to the British people in deepest gratitude. They saved the lives of 10, Jewish and non-Jewish children who were able to escape from persecution by the Nazis to Britain from to , called the "children's transports". For most children, their journey began at Vienna's Western Railway Station. Ellos salvaron las vidas de Gewidmet dem Britischen Volk in tiefster Dankbarkeit.
Sie haben die Leben von Is part of the Talmud collective essay contains the writing of rabbinic discussions on matters pertain Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history that mainly focuses on elucidating and elaborating the opinions of the Tannaim — Jewish scholars from the first and second century. For those who are curious to expand their knowledge see: en. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
All rights reserved. All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission. Elijah the Prophet occupies a fascinating place in Jewish historical consciousness. Our tradition teaches that as history approaches the climactic era of universal peace and brotherhood, it will be Elijah the Prophet who announces the heralding of the messianic era.
Additionally, when the Talmud is unable to definitively resolve certain questions of law or practice, it often states that the question have to wait for Elijah.
With the advent of the final era, one of Elijah's roles will be to resolve all those lingering scholarly quandaries. There is an opinion in the Talmud which states that five cups of wine, not four, are to be drunk at the Seder. In practice we follow the majority opinion and drink only four cups. In deference to the minority opinion, however, we pour the Fifth Cup of wine even though no one drinks from it. This Fifth Cup of wine bears the name of Elijah because it is he who will eventually resolve this question, as well as many others.
Jews believe in questions. Whether it is the innocent question of a youngster at the Seder, or the penetrating query of a Talmudic sage, Judaism neither hides its questions nor hides from them.
Thoughtful questions fueled by a relentless pursuit of truth and wisdom are part and parcel of the Jewish experience. We celebrate questions and applaud a desire for truth that burns not for a day, a semester, or even for years -- but until the end of time itself.
Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved. It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason. I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.
In the beginning of his career the Prussian government sent Strack to St. Jewish law. His Perushim ve-Hidushim ba-Yerushalmi on Berakhot, Chapters 1—5 —61 remains one of the only scientific commentaries to the Yerushalmi. The frontispiece is a color copy of a drawing from page 73 of Tanakh Bet Pirhei Sassoon manuscript no. Assaf, S. On Sabbath desecration and Kashruth transgressions, see pp. In his envy he is unable to recognise that the brother who is present is exactly that lamb who YHWH has provided, providing himself.
Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing. Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babies, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts. Western Wall. The Sages prophesied that even after the Temple's destruction, the Divine Presence would never leave the Western Wall, and that the Wall will never be destroyed.
The Talmud says: "If someone is praying outside the Land of Israel, he should direct his heart in the direction of Israel.
When praying within Israel, direct the heart toward Jerusalem. Those in Jerusalem should direct their hearts to the Temple. You seem to be using an unsupported browser.