Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Iyyar (Second Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Iyyar, the first day of the Second Month, also known as Ziv, begins sundown Saturday, April 30, 2022 on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Iyyar will last two days, from sundown Saturday, April 30, 2022 (Nisan 30 5782) until nightfall Monday, … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Iyyar (Second Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Mo’edim: Sefirat HaOmer – Counting of the Omer

Shalom, everyone! Sefirat HaOmer or the "Counting of the Omer" is the verbal counting of each of the days between the first yom tov (day of rest) of the Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks). YAH commanded in the Torah that the Nation of Yisra'el were to begin counting the days from the day … Continue reading Mo’edim: Sefirat HaOmer – Counting of the Omer

Hebrew Bible: Weekly Torah Portions – Parashat ha-Shavua

Shalom, everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or "Parashat ha-Shavua," "parashah," or "parsha," is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week during Bnei Yisrael prayer services. The regular weekly Torah portion is read in full during Shabbat (Saturday) morning services, and in part during Shabbat afternoon services, and Monday and Thursday morning … Continue reading Hebrew Bible: Weekly Torah Portions – Parashat ha-Shavua

Hebrew Bible: The Tanakh

The Tanakh is the canonical collection of 24 Hebrew texts that form the Hebrew Bible. The word "Tanakh" is really an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the three major traditional subdivisions of the Hebrew Bible in the Masoretic Text: Torah (Teaching or Five Books of Moses), Nevi'im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (The … Continue reading Hebrew Bible: The Tanakh

Mo’edim: Pesach and Chag HaMatzot (Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread) #Pesach #Passover #Matzah #UnleavenedBread

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), both collectively known as Pesach in modern times, are observed each year beginning on the 14th day of Nisan (Aviv), and lasts seven days ending on 21st day of Nisan (Aviv). These holidays are celebrated to commemorate the deliverance of our ancestors, B'nei Yisrael, from … Continue reading Mo’edim: Pesach and Chag HaMatzot (Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread) #Pesach #Passover #Matzah #UnleavenedBread

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Nisan, Aviv (First Month) 2022 #NewMoon #EcclesiasticalNewYear

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the first day of the first month on the religious/ecclesiastical Hebrew calendar, begins sundown Friday, April 1, 2022, on the Gregorian calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Nisan lasts one day, from sundown Friday, Friday 1, 2022 until nightfall Saturday, April 2, 2022. The month of … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Nisan, Aviv (First Month) 2022 #NewMoon #EcclesiasticalNewYear