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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What Does It Take to Get Your Attention?
September 1, 1993
Author: Moishe Rosen

Moses was startled! He had spent forty years shepherding. He knew each rock and rill, each barren spot and where the grass grew tall. As shepherds do, he knew each of his sheep by name, and probably had named some of the predators as well. Not much happened during...

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Hearing the Sound of the Shofar

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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The Offense of the Cross
Author: Lon Solomon

Albert Schweitzer was born in Germany in 1875. By the age of 21 he had become a brilliant organist, an international authority on organs and organ construction, and an expert on the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Schweitzer’s future looked settled, secure and...

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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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