September 1993 Newsletter (5753:11)

The Tallit and Tzitzit
January 1, 1994

Learn about the history, significance and traditions of the Jewish prayer shawl.

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Hearing the Sound of the Shofar
September 1, 1993

The ritual most frequently associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (in most English translations of the Bible called the Feast of Trumpets*), is the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) in the synagogue. By Jewish tradition, a person who has not...

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Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah: What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer?

In the Jewish community, young boys learn to read Hebrew so that at the age of 13 they will be able to become a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment). The bar mitzvah is a liturgical rite of passage when Jewish boys publicly read for the first time from the Hebrew...

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