New Year
What is Tu B’Shevat?

What is Tu B’Shevat?

Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the Trees, is considered a minor festival in Judaism. There is no reference to the holiday of Tu B'Shevat in the Bible, but the Mishna (Rosh Hashana 1:1) notes that there are four distinctive New Years in the...

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The Biblical New Year

The Biblical New Year

Establishing a calendar in Judaism requires a total reset from how time is marked on a secular calendar, realigning the days, weeks, months, and years according to Biblical principles. Days and weeks  The days of the week are oriented...

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The Portion of Pinchas

The Portion of Pinchas

Our portion picks up where last week’s left off, in the aftermath of a plague. Phineas is blessed by God for his actions and a new census of the people is taken. The brotherless daughters of Zelophehad appeal to Moses for a share in the...

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