L’shanah tovah! to the HEY Year of 5775

The words "Rosh Hashanah" translate into "head of the year." For 2015 the Jewish calendar shows the year 5775 as HEY (a window, looking, hands lifted, beholding something great, reveal.) Two Thousand and Fifteen will be a year of seeing: a year of watching and tremendous revelation. We will need to stand strong in our identity in Christ as we speak to the mountains that are revealed. As we take authority in Christ we are going to see huge advancements in the Kingdom of God, but not without … [Read more...]

Celebrating Hanukkah ( Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה)

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, … [Read more...]

Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap in 2014

Oct. 2, 2014: Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel. (AP) JERUSALEM – Israeli police were on high alert Friday to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims prepare to observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year for the first time in more than three decades. Reinforced police contingents had been deployed across … [Read more...]

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Monday, April 28

Holocaust Remembrance Day   Since the Holocaust, to survivors, the Holocaust remains real and ever-present; but, for some others, sixty years makes the Holocaust seem part of Ancient History. Year-round we try to teach and inform others about the horrors of the Holocaust. We confront the questions of what happened? How did it happen? How could it happen? Could it happen again? We attempt to fight against ignorance with education and against disbelief with proof. But … [Read more...]

January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held … [Read more...]

Hanukkah, ה or חנוכה, Ḥănukkāh celebrated December 8 – 16, 2012

  Alternative spellings: Spelling variations due to transliteration of Hebrew Chet Nun Vav Kaf Hey In Hebrew, the word Hanukkah is written חֲנֻכָּה or חנוכה (Ḥănukkāh). It is most commonly transliterated to English as Chanukah or Hanukkah, the former because the sound represented by "CH" ([χ], similar to the Scottish pronunciation of "loch") does not exist in the English language. Furthermore, the letter "chet" (ח), which is the first letter in the Hebrew spelling, is pronounced … [Read more...]

Sima D. Schloss, WOMEN "Starting Over"

  Starting Over in a New Direction      ... think of this change as an Adventure, be Fearless for there is no-thing to Fear!   Starting Over   Sima D. Schloss.  The reasons that I turned my life upside down at the age of thirty-four--becoming both an observant Jew and joining a Twelve-Step program are neither dramatic nor extraordinary. I did not suffer any traumatic experiences. I grew up in a loving family and now have a wonderful family of my own. As a child, … [Read more...]

September 28, 2011 is celebrated NEW YEAR – ראש השנה‎ Rosh Hashana !!!

A Celebration of Women sends our Deepest Blessings on this most important High Holiday to all the Women of our World & their families, celebrating Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה‎). Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, literally "head of the year," Israeli: Hebrew pronunciation: [ˈʁoʃ haʃaˈna], Ashkenazic: ˈɾoʃ haʃːɔˈnɔh, Yiddish: [ˈrɔʃəˈʃɔnə]) is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO – The Porcelaine UNICORN

The Porcelain UNICORN This summer, Philips and the renowned director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaker competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted; still there were two strict rules—there had to be the exact six-line dialogue as it was in the Parallel Lines films, plus the entries could last no longer than three … [Read more...]

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