Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #2020 #YomHaKippurim

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe an easy and meaningful fast and “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (“A good final sealing”) this Yom HaKippurim (“Day of Atonement”).  Yom HaKippurim is a biblical holiday The Almighty commanded B’nei Israel to commemorate annually on the tenth day of the Seventh Month (10th […]

Holiday Greetings: A Happy and Reflective Yom Teruah and Rosh HaShanah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #5781 #2020 #YomTeruah #RoshHaShanah

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe “Shanah Tovah U’metukah” (“A Good and Sweet Year”) beginning with the celebration of the biblical feast of Yom Teruah (“Day of Blasts”), known in modern times as “Rosh HaShanah” (“Head of the Year”).  Yom Teruah is a biblical holiday The […]

Books: Overview of the Mishneh Torah

  Shalom, everyone! The following is an overview of the books of the Mishneh Torah compiled by Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon (a/k/a RAMBAM, Maimonides), a codification of halakha, and the various topics discussed in each of these books. The Mishneh Torah consists of 14 books, however, some of […]

Holiday Greetings: Happy Shavuot, Chag Shavuot Sameach from Bnei Yisrael Society #2020 #Shavuot #FestivalOfWeeks #FirstFruits #MattanTorah

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who observe a very Happy Shavuot, Chag Shavuot Sameach! Shavuot, also called the Festival of Weeks, is the second of the Shalosh Regalim (Three Pilgrimage Festivals) celebrated annually to commemorate The Almighty‘s giving of the Torah (Mattan Torah) to the Nation of Yisrael […]

Recipes: Israeli Salad

Shalom everyone! Israeli salad/Israeli vegetable salad or salat yerakot yisra’eli has become one of my favorite dishes. I often eat Israeli salad, served with sour cream and challah bread, as part of breakfast or a light supper in the evenings. Israeli salad actually has Arab origins. It consists primarily of […]