17 05, 2015

The Origin of Announcing the Days of the New Moon in Synagogues

By |2015-05-17T05:34:15-07:00May 17th, 2015|Thoughts|

                             The Origin of Announcing the Days of the New Moon in Synagogues Yesterday, May 17, 2015, as on eleven of the twelve months of the year, many synagogues had their congregants rise as they followed the ancient custom to announce the appearance of the new moon during the Shabbat services prior to the [...]

1 09, 2013

Why an additional day is added to holidays – 3

By |2013-09-01T23:13:09-07:00September 1st, 2013|Thoughts|

By Israel Drazin The Real Reason for the Additional Day of Holidays Part Three   This essay is taken from my book Maimonides and the Biblical Prophets. Because of its length, I am dividing it into three parts. Since I discussed what I think is the true reason why an extra day was added to [...]

1 09, 2013

Why an additional day is added to holidays – 2

By |2013-09-01T23:08:35-07:00September 1st, 2013|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

  By Israel Drazin The Real Reason for the Additional Day of Holidays Part two This essay is taken from my book Maimonides and the Biblical Prophets. Because of its length, I am dividing it into three parts.   To understand the origin of the added day to biblical holidays, we must first understand the [...]

1 09, 2013

Why an additional day is added to holidays – 1

By |2013-09-01T23:01:36-07:00September 1st, 2013|Thoughts|

By Israel Drazin The Real Reason for the Additional Day of Holidays Part one This essay is taken from my book Maimonides and the Biblical Prophets. Because of its length, I am dividing it into three parts.   Few people know why Jewish tradition added a day to the biblically assigned number for Passover, Shavuot, [...]