Feast of Tabernacles ~ Sukkot

The Feast of Tabernacles begins on the 15th day of the seventh month, Tishrei. This year, that day falls at sundown on Sunday night, October 13. This holiday is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments.  Beginning in Leviticus 23:33, we read about the holiday and how to observe it.  I encourage you to

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Yom Kippur

Since the Temple is not standing, the rabbis felt that some rite needed to be created to substitute for the High Priest’s sacrifice for Yom Kippur.  A practice known as kaparot is a traditional way of atoning for sins one has committed during the previous year.  On the day before Yom Kippur, one waves a

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A Change of Plans

Baruch was scheduled to speak at a congregation Friday night, but there was a last-minute cancellation. Therefore, our host John drove us to Seville, Spain for the day! We appreciate his wife, Reidun, and her generous sharing of John with us during this trip. It is a 1 1/2 hour drive to Seville from Olhao,

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A Day In Lisbon

Yesterday we arrived in Lisbon. We are always very grateful to arrive safely and without incident. Once we put everything in our hotel, we walked around the city. It is very beautiful and the people were very kind. The timing of this trip has been perfect. Quite some time ago, we were put in contact

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