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I love my Vacuum Cleaner at Pesach

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When it comes time to preparing my home for Pesach, I am deeply grateful for the gift my Husband bought me last year. It is the best hardwood floor vacuum cleaner I have ever owned. With its help, I know that my home is free from Chametz as we observe this eight day observance.

I know there is debate as to just how much preparation must be done to prepare my home for these 8 days. Some take a narrow view that we simply must rid our eating areas of Chametz and Leaven.

I think a deeper understanding of what our ancestors went through in the year 2448 (1313 B.C) suggest we should do much more.

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Knowledge about the Jewish Calendar

The Hebrew calendar (which is also referred to as the Calendar of the Jews or Jewish calendar) is actually based on three certain astronomical phenomena. The astronomical phenomena in particular are the Earth revolving around the sun which constitutes a year. This is the same basis as the solar calendar.  The second phenomenon is the […]

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Intelligence Design and Judaism: When Modern Philosophy meets Ancient Faith

Intelligent Design, otherwise known as ID in common circles, presents a more scientific view on the origins of the universe, of life and the creation of man. As man has become more adept in discovering the past and understanding many origins, a relatively new approach called Intelligent Design was formed.

Judaism, as most people know, is an organized religion and one of the oldest forms of organized religions of man. Based on the Old Testament, Judaism is universally considered the first monotheistic religion. Monotheistic is the belief in one God. Both Christianity and Islam share this monotheistic view of one God. All three religions recognize the one God approach and the general moral teachings of a common book. To the followers of Judaism, this book is known as the Hebrew bible, also acknowledged as the Torah. In comparison, the same book is called the Holy Bible in Christianity or the Koran in Islam. Judaism however only recognizes the first part of the book, called the Old Testament or the time of Moses.

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The Song That Transformed Amalek

The Song of Amalek is about a boy named Shaul who during the Purim in Mezhibuzh was asked by the Baal Shem Tov to sing for the audience. Baal Shem Tov just finished his teaching of Amalek in which he warned his followers that Amalek still lives.  Baal Shem Tov taught the gathering that whenever […]

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Explaining the Torah

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The word Torah is an ambiguous Hebrew word that when directly translated could mean “instructions”. However it can also refer to the Five Books of Moses.  Also, it has also been used to refer to the entire Jewish Bible or the Tanakh. In a holistic sense, the Torah defines the whole Body of Jewish law […]

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