Here are the top ten articles for the Judaism Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. A Sacred Duty - A Review
A review of the film - A Sacred Duty - as shown on the the Jewish Vegetarians of North America website. This documentary addresses global warming from a Jewish perspective.
2. Rabbi Akiva
Rabbi Akiva was one of the most prominent teachers of his time and continues to be one of the most prominent and celebrated teachers today.
3. Shabbat - Hand Washing & Blessing Bread
Right before we enjoy the Shabbat meal, we engage in a ritual hand washing and the blessing over the bread.
4. Tu B'shvat - The Birthday of the Trees
Why is celebrating the New Year for the trees such an important part of Jewish tradition? Though considered a minor holiday, Tu B’shvat has very important lessons.
5. Engaging Children and Teens in Jewish Learning
Jewish learning is a life long process, and I have some ideas on how to engage your children and teenagers.
6. Honoring Soldiers Outside of Israel
Even if you live outside of the Land of Israel, Yom HaZikaron is an important day of remembrance. I have some suggestions for honoring those who have lost their lives protecting Israel.
7. The Evil Inclination - Yetzer HaRa
The evil inclination or Yetzer HaRa is not something to fear. It is something within us and something we must examine throughout our lives.
8. Jewish Retreat Centers
A retreat is a phenomenal opportunity for absolute focus. A JEWISH retreat is an event filled with learning, inspiration and personal growth!
9. Observant Jewish Life
Here are five things that an observant Jew may do in his or her day that other Jewish people may not even think about.
10. The Symbolic Foods of Rosh Hashanah
It's time to start planning your High Holiday meals. Many of the traditional foods served at Rosh Hashanah have meaning beyond 'it tastes good'.
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