history of judaism

Seasons of Judaism

Remember in the ’60s the folk-rock song made famous by a music group called The Byrds” which began with these lyrics: To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose under heaven. After describing the cycle of seasons—life, death, love, hate, building, tearing down—the lyrics urge…

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The Yom Kippur Dilemma
Author: Rich Robinson

If you journeyed back in time 3,500 years and saw Jewish life as our forefathers lived it, you would be astounded at how vastly it differed from today’s practices. Instead of synagogues and Jewish community centers, you would witness a tent-like tabernacle, or at a later date, Solomon’s magnificent Temple. And whether it were Temple…

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