Yom Kippur is a day of contemplation and reflection, fasting and praying. Though very different to the prescribed Day of Atonement in ancient Israel, in both cases Yom Kippur is a day where most people do nothing much. And this is a very important point.
Netivah youth ministry has launched a new YouTube series called "Mamash Po" [Right Here]. In each episode, Joel Goldberg stands in a place where something significant in the Bible occurred, gives a teaching relevant to the site and then a short spiritual conclusion.
Right on the heels of Rosh HaShana, and as we approach Judaism’s most solemn holiday, Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, when each of us are called upon to undergo personal soul searching, it is also incumbent upon Israel to collectively do some serious soul searching of her own.
Howard writes, "I have mixed and ambivalent feelings about that. On the one hand, most normal people want peaceful relations at every level of human interaction. And the longer the better. But there is also an enemy..."
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Tuvia writes, "So what exactly are we celebrating and why? We don’t know for sure. That’s what’s so amazing about them. God just told us..."
Have you ever heard the stirring sound of a shofar? That ancient cry to the deep… It is a sound that the people of Israel are commanded to hear on the Feast of Trumpets, Yom haTeruah.
Christians from across the world have been opening their homes – and their hearts – to Israeli travelers through the HIT (Hosting Israeli Travelers) network since 2000. As the COVID-19 pandemic severely limits travel, these hosts are now longing for their visitors to come back.