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A Triple Play of Jewish Holidays
October 1, 2016

With the World Series coming up, some might wonder if by “triple play” I mean that most rare event that makes baseball fans cheer ecstatically. I am an avid fan, but I’m actually referring to a Jewish triple play—because it’s rare that all three of the Fall Feasts of Israel occur in the month of October. Don’t worry, I’m not going to pronounce the end of the world… though there is plenty of prophetic significance to these feasts.

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Moishe’s Musings
December 1, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

Excerpted from Moishe’s December 1995 newsletter article, “The Reason for the Season.” God did not win the destiny for Abraham’s offspring through the might of armies or by the securing of Israel’s borders—but by the birth of a baby. Such a fragile thread from which to hang the heavy hopes and dreams of a people!…

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Proclaimed in the Synagogue
September 1, 2009
Author: Stan Meyer

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, means different things to different Jewish people. Traditional Jews hold the view that during the ten days between the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement, record books in heaven are opened and everyone is judged according to their deeds and works. Those who have earned merit have…

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