Tag Archives: Blessings

Weekday Siddur Preview & Purchase: West African Jews of the Diaspora

This Hokmath Israel Weekday Siddur is formatted using our unique side by side, linear Hebrew and English transliteration, which allows for ease in following the service regardless to one's Hebrew literacy level. The English translation is provided on the same page, making following and understanding the Hebrew service easy. You will also find the transliteration helpful for correctly pronounce the Hebrew prayers and blessings, even if you do not read Hebrew text.

Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi  is pleased to announce the publication of the Hokhmath Israel Weekday Prayer Siddur! The Weekday Siddur is a monumental project in West African Jewish History. Like the Shabbath Siddur, our new Weekday Siddur celebrates our rich history as Jews of the West African …

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

Symbolic Foods for Rosh HaShannah Simanin- Judaism's High Holy Days and the welcoming of the Jewish New Year

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 …

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A Morsel On The Laws & Customs of Lighting the Shabbath Candles

Jewish lighting of Shabbat, blessings, hebrew customs, Candles, westafrican jews of the diaspora

WHERE DOES THE CUSTOM OF LIGHTING CANDLES FOR THE SHABBATH COME FROM? The custom of lighting the Shabbath candles is ancient. Although there have been many explanations given, the primary purpose of the Shabbath candles was to illuminate the Shabbath house, meal and to bring …

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