Creation is God’s Song

Creation is God’s Song

Rabbi Akiva Gersh, a musician and educator in Israel, presents a unique perspective on Jewish music in the Book of Genesis, as part of a course for The Israel Bible Academy, recorded in October 2020. Did you know that the Hebrew word “Shir” appears in the...
Isru Chag: Last but certainly not least

Isru Chag: Last but certainly not least

The day following Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot is known in Hebrew as “Isru Chag.” It’s a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar but a major holiday for Israeli school children, since there is no school on “Isru Chag.” Many Israeli families spend one final day on hikes...
Sukkot’s Joyous Judgment Day

Sukkot’s Joyous Judgment Day

According to Jewish tradition, Sukkot is one of four Judgment Days during the year, and on the festival, God determines the world’s water allocation for the coming year. In ancient times, life and death hinged directly on the amount of rainfall that fell in Israel,...