Professional Development Resources: Holidays

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

A Different Sukkot Program- General Description

Reclaiming Sukkot: Planning an experiential program,shifting a paradigm, and a different twist on kiruv Zig Ziglar, the famous sales-trainer, warns his students: “Don ‘t... Read more

Different Sukkot Program – 2000

We just returned from this year’s Sukkot encampment and wanted to share the adventure with you. I call it an adventure because it always... Read more

Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai Saves Torah

The three-year Roman siege of Yerushalayim portended doom for Jewish nationalism. The inhabitants of the Holy City were divided; some were wearied from the... Read more
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