What is a Shofar?

The Shofar, a trumpet or horn, was used in ancient Israel to summon assemblies, to rally troops and signal in wars, to announce important events, and at holidays such as Rosh Hashanah. In the Bible The Shofar is mentioned...

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How to buy Mezuzahs

What is a Mezuzah? The Mezuzah (Me-zu-zah’ – accent on last syllable – plural Mezuzot ) is a small case containing a small hand written parchment scroll (called a klaf). The scroll contains the words of the...

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Origin of the Shofar

Real Origin of the Shofar’s Significance: The Rabbi’s Rule Arthur L. Finkle Although the Mishnah cites the origin for the sounding of the Shofar based in the Hebrew Scripture, the actuality is that the Mishnah and Talmud...

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Kippah Guide

The Kippah, which is also known as a yarmulke or skullcap, is a circular piece of cloth used to cover the head. The Kippah is a symbol worn by Jewish men to show modesty and fear of God. Jews, who believe in the existence of the...

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Hamsa

Hamsa (Chamsa) is an ancient charm or amulet that has been brought to us by the worlds most ancient civilizations.   Its origin is Middle East and has meaning for both Muslims and Jews.  Its name comes from Semitic and means a...

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