Browsing Religion by Subject "Holidays"

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  • Chabad.org (chabad.org, 2018)
    A series of stories about Hanukkah from the Chabad Web site. Click on the link above to access.
  • Ashton, Dianne (NYU Press, 2013)
    "Although Hanukkah in all its various spellings is considered a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar by rabbis and many Jews, Dianne Ashton makes a very persuasive case for its importance and influence in American society." ...
  • Kulp, Dr. Joshua (USCJ: Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, 2018)
    A discussion from the Conservative perspective of why Hanukkah is still a relevant holiday and why it continues to be celebrated. Click on the link to access the discussion.
  • ReformJudaism.org (ReformJudaism.org, 2018-11-26)
    A discussion of the importance of Hanukkah to North American Jews from the perspective of Reform Judaism. Click on the icon below for a pdf of the article. From the first link above you can go to the page on which the ...
  • Schwartz, Jeremy (Reconstructing Judaism, 2018)
    A Reconstructionist perspective on Hanukkah. Click on the link above to access,
  • ReformJudaism.org (Union of Reform Judaism, 2019)
    A description of the history, customs, and traditions of Passover told from the perspective of Reform Judaism. This discussion emphasizes Passover as a celebration of freedom, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, and as a ...
  • My Jewish Learning (My Jewish Learning, 2019)
    A brief article describing the origins, meaning, and traditions of Passover, which it describes as "one of the most beloved of all Jewish holidays." The article notes that Passover is one of the three ancient Israelite ...
  • Rabbinical Assembly; Committee on Jewish Law & Standards, Kashrut Subcommittee (Rabbinical Assembly, 2019)
    This is a guide to the practice of Passover from the perspective of Conservative Judaism. It is intended to "help families maintain a kosher for Pesah home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism and its ...
  • Purim 
    ReformJudiaism.org (2019)
    This web page discusses the history, customs and rituals of Purim from the perspective of Reform Judaism. It also suggests ways of using messages from Purim to practice social justice.Click on the link to see the web page.
  • Gaster, Theodor Hertzl (Henry Schuman, 1950)
    In this book (downloaded from the Internet Archive), Gaster argues that the two Jewish holidays of lights--the Spring holiday of Purim and the Fall holiday of Hanukkah--are linked together by the celebration of liberation.This ...
  • Lucas, Alan (Rabbinical Assembly, 2013-02-12)
    An explanation of Purim, its traditions and observances, from the perspective of Conservative Judaism. Lucas notes that, although Purim is a minor holiday, it is "nevertheless one of the high points of the festival cycle ...
  • Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, 2019)
    An article on Tu BiShvat, the New Year for Trees, from the perspective of Conservative Judaism, Click on the link above to access.
  • Silberberg, Naftali (chabad.org, 2008)
    An article on Tu BiShvat, the New Year for Trees, from the perspective of Chabad. Click on the link above to access.
  • Recontructing Judaism; Reconstructing Juadaism (Recontructing Judaism, 2019)
    An article on Tu BiShvat, the New Year for Trees, from the perspective of Reconstructionist Judaism. The article is adapted from "A Guide to Jewish Practice, Volume 2—Shabbat and Holidays" edited by by David A. Teutsch ...
  • Syme, Daniel B. (reformjudaism.org, 2019)
    Excerpts from a book Daniel Syme which discuss Tu BiShvat, the New Year for Trees, from the perspective of Reform Judaism. Click on the link above to access.
  • Society for Humanistic Judaism (2016)
    A discussion of Tu BiShvat from the perspective of Humanistic Judaism. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Chabad.org (2019-01)
    This Web Page discusses the history and significance of the holiday of Purim. how Purim is observed among Orthodox Jews, Purim customs, etc. Click on the link to see the Web Page.

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