Holidays

 

"Every Jew should think of himself as having come out of Egypt. [Passover/Pesach]" ~~ Talmud, Pessachim

Filed under: Holidays, Talmud, Pesachim

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"The river of life...flows from birth toward death. Day follows day with wearisome monotony. Only the holidays twine themselves together to form the circle of the year. Only through the holidays does life experience the eternity of the river that returns to its source. Then life becomes eternal." ~~ Franz Rosenzweig

Filed under: Death, Franz Rosenzweig, Holidays, Life

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"On the Day of Atonement the Israelites are as ministering angels." ~~ Pirqe Derabbi Eliezer

Filed under: Holidays, Pirqe Derabbi Eliezer, Sin and Repentance

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"The Sabbath and holidays are the primary reason for Jewish endurance and glory." ~~ Judah Halevi

Filed under: Holidays, Judah Halevi, Shabbat

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"The Sabbaths are for rest and the festivals for joy, not for fasting and weeping and crying." ~~ Maimonides

Filed under: Holidays, Maimonides, Shabbat

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"If a man says: I will sin and the Day of Atonement will atone for me, then that Day will not atone for him." ~~ Yoma 8:9

Filed under: Holidays, Sin and Repentance, Yoma

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"Every Jew must either give or take charity for Passover." ~~ Shalom Aleichem

Filed under: Holidays, Shalom Aleichem, Tzedakah/Charity

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"Thou hast loved us, taken pleasure in us, and exalted us above all tongues. Thou hast sanctified us by Thy commandments, brought us near to Thy service, and called us by Thy great and holy Name." ~~ Prayer for Festivals

Filed under: Holidays, Israel, Prayer for Festivals

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"Even if all other festivals vanish, not so the Day of Atonement." ~~ Safra

Filed under: Holidays, Safra, Sin and Repentance

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"Who lodges a scholar in his home is as one offering first-fruits [Shavuot] in the Temple." ~~ Leviticus (Vayikra) R.

Filed under: Education, Holidays, Home and Family, Hospitality, Leviticus

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