Professional Development Resources: Holidays

Addition to the Hagaddah shel Pesach by David Mescheloff

Click here to see related source: http://www.lookstein.org/resource/hagada1.pdf Several years ago, at a Shabbat retreat in Jerusalem of the Bar-Ilan Talmud Department, I presented an addition... Read more

The Four Children

The Seder provides a model for intergenerational storytelling. In this selection from “The Family Participation Haggadah: A Different Night”, Noam Zion shares artistic interpretations... Read more

“Many Thoughts in the Heart of Man . . .”: Irony and Theology in the Book of Esther

This article originally appeared in Tradition, 31 (4), Winter 1997. Appears here with permission. Hardly a single recent piece on the Book of Esther... Read more

Women’s Megilla Reading

This article appears in Traditions and Celebrations for the Bat Mitzvah edited by Ora Wiskind Elper.[1] Published by Urim Publications and MaTaN: The Sadie... Read more

A Time for Spiritual Sobriety

MAX STERN DIVISION OF COMMUNAL SERVICES RABBI ISAAC ELCHANAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AN AFFILIATE OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY TEXTS AND TOPICS IN TEACHING LIMMUDEI KODESH A TIME... Read more

The Miracle of the Lights

Also available at Yeshivat Har Etzion Virtual Beit Midrash. “What is Chanuka? Our Rabbis taught: On the twenty-fifth of Kislev begin the eight days... Read more

Hallel on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Appeared in Tradition, Volume 3, No. 3 (Spring 1961)   In the Spring 1960 issue of TRADITION, Rabbi Meyer Karlin presents an excellent summary... Read more

Israel Independence Day and the Halakhah

Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, its Independence Day or Yom ha-Atzmaut has been celebrated in a variety of ways.... Read more

Sefer Hatorah Hapatuach- The Open Scroll

This is an ambitious Simchat Torah educational experience which we started in 5760 in Havurat Tel Aviv. We unroll the entire Sefer Torah and... Read more

An Introduction to the Tu B’Shvat Seder

Compiled and edited by David Jay Derovan, Jerusalem, 5761 Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for the trees, was designated, following debate in the Talmud,... Read more
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