From My Perspective's Holidays, Celebrations & Traditions........ Posts

Immediately after lighting Sabbath candles, is an auspicious time; we have an open door so to speak to G-d's ear. In these silent moments we pray for our…

“ The soul of man is the candle of G-d.” Proverbs 20:27 Before any holiday when yizkor , the memorial prayer, is said ( Yom Kippur, Shmini Atzeres , the last…

What Is An Upshernish? It is a long-standing custom for Jewish parents to let their sons' hair grow and cut it for the first time at the age of three. Exactly…

Today Yudi made his entrance to cheder. Following his 3rd birthday and 1st haircut, a Jewish boy is wrapped in a talis / prayer shawl, and carried by his…

Three is a big boy, and Yudi actually had three parties. Today was the last – he shared with his own class. (His previous party was with the 1st grade, where…

A Sukkah is a temporary hut in which Jewish people eat, (some even sleep in it, though we don't,) for 8 days in the autumn, to commemorate the way we lived when…

Our counselors and teachers forge deep bonds of friendship with their young charges. (That's me as a “bride” 2 years ago on Purim.)

Birkas HaChamah Thank G‑d for the Sun! One who sees the sun at its turning point should say, “Blessed is He who reenacts the works of Creation.”—Talmud,…

Yesterday and today were Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Prior to that, while making lots of honey cakes for the Jewish New Year, according to our wish for…

On the first night of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, we have a custom to eat a pomegranate. Just like we discard the coarse peel, and only eat the juicy…

A Sukkah is a temporary hut in which Jewish people eat, (some even sleep in it, though we don't,) for 8 days in the autumn, to commemorate the way we lived when…

Friday afternoon, about two hours before the onset of Shabbos (when all work ceses,) I found out that a girl who had attended our school, and had just gotten…

A wedding is the happiest day, and the smile of the bride's pure joy is radiant. I think Racheli's is especially so!
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