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What is Shabbat Mevarchim?

The Shabbat which precedes the arrival of every new Jewish month is called "Shabbat Mevarchim," the "Shabbat [when] we Bless." During...

Can Rosh Hashanah fall on any day of the week?

The Jewish perpetual calendar was arranged in a manner which ensures that the first day of Rosh Hashanah will never take place on Sunday, Wednesday or...

Why is a second Adar added on certain years?

Let’s first examine when Pesach should be celebrated, and why.There are two verses in the Torah that tell us when Pesach should be observed. Yet...

Why is Passover seven or eight days?

Seven Days  Biblically, Passover is seven days and commemorates the time between the actually Exodus from Egypt – which occurred on the 15th of...

What is so special about the month of Adar?

The famous saying (and jolly jingle) about Adar is that 'When Adar commences, we increase in joy'. The happiest month in the Jewish calendar is...

Are there any dates which are especially auspicious for getting married?

While the menu, band, and floral arrangements will remain sweet memories of your wedding, more important is the date you wed, which will have lasting...

Adar -- A Celebration of our Lowest Point

“When the month of Adar enters, we increase in joy” (Talmud, Taanit 26b). There are many joyous dates on the Jewish calendar, but besides...

Assorted laws related to Kiddush Levanah

– Preferably one should not be standing beneath a roof or overhang while reciting Kiddush Levanah. – It is customary to recite...

When is Kiddush Levanah recited?

Kiddush Levanah can be recited as soon as three days have passed since the month’s molad.1 However, according to kabbalah it is proper to wait until...

Is it ok to make a wedding on any date?

Throughout the cycle of the Hebrew calendar, not every day is sanctioned for the momentous celebration of a Jewish marriage ceremony. As much as the...