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Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women | Rabbi Soloveichik

Jewish liturgical calendar, Castile, 14th century

Jewish liturgical calendar, Castile, 14th century

 

Throughout the year, we meet on Tuesday mornings to examine anew the rituals of the Jewish holiday or fast that is approaching, challenge our assumptions, and emerge with a deeper understanding of the rituals that we have been performing our entire lives.  Breakfast is served!  

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Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

1730
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883