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Rosh HaShannah recipe ingredients should include symbolic foods. Here are the foods recommended by Jewish Sages in the Babylonian Talmud- West African Jews of the Diaspora

The Rosh Hashannah Simanim, the “Soul Food” of Redemption

The Rosh Hashannah Simanim, Is Certainly ‘Soul food’ Both Literally and Symbolically. Throughout the history of mankind and across all cultures, symbols have been used to express an awareness of the Creator and the creative forces that benefit mankind.  These expressions resulted in symbolic stories known as myths, legends or …

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Siddur Hokhmath Israel: Preview and Purchase

Enjoy excerpts of commentary  from ‘Siddur Hokhmath Israel‘. Purchase option available at the bottom of the page. The order of lighting candles for the Shabbat. Reciting the Shema for Shabbat evening service. Why we are not required to recite the ‘Modeh Ani’ blessing upon awaking. Halakha and customs on the Aliyoth (approaching the …

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A Morsel on the Shabbath Evening Amidah

Many of us say most of our prayers (“yoshev la-ares”) sitting on our knees upon the ground. It is relatively easy to make “kiddah al apayyim” (bowing onto one’s face) from that position. But the Amidah, which means “The Standing Prayer”, has great significance in our tradition (minhag).  The Amidah, is known as The Eighteen …

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