Monthly Archives: October 2019

Bereshit – Thoughts on the Perasha

As we begin the cycle of Torah reading and start anew with Perashat Bereshit, I realize how appropriate it is for us to read this portion immediately after the period of the High Holidays.  We spent the days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur contemplating ourselves, trying to figure out who we are, how we […]

Sukkot – Selected Laws and Traditions

Selected Customs and Traditions for Sukkot 5780- 2019   CANDLE BLESSINGS The blessing on the candles for Sukkot, Shemini Aseret, and Simhat Torah is: “Barukh Ata Ado-nay Elo-henu Melekh Haolam Asher Kiddeshanu Bemissvotav Vessivanu L’Hadlik Ner Shel Yom Tob”. The blessing on the candles for Shabbat is: “Barukh Ata Ado-nay Elo-henu Melekh Haolam Asher Kiddeshanu […]