Was The Forbidden Fruit an Apple?

Everyone knows that Adam and Eve ate sinned and ate from the Tree of knowledge. They ate the forbidden fruit. But what exactly was the forbidden fruit? If you ask the average American they’ll probably tell you it was an apple. Hence, everyone has an Adam’s apple… right? Well not quite. In this short video Eliav Friedman, MSW, shares the Jewish take on the forbidden fruit.

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5 Things Jews Don’t Do on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish Year. It’s also one of the happiest. Yom Kippur is like the Shabbat, in that it’s a day of rest and no work is done on this day – but Yom Kippur is unique in that we also refrain from a variety of additional physical activities – Why is that? in this video Eliav Friedman, MSW shares 5 of the activities that we don’t do on this holy day and why…

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Hebrew Month of Bitter-Cheshvan (60 Sec)

The first month of the Jewish calendar, and the most Holiday-packed of all the Hebrew months is the month of Tishrei. Immediately following Tishrei is the month of Mar-Heshvan. Mar means bitter in Hebrew – It’s called bitter because there are no Holidays during this month – but is it really bitter? Eliav Friedman teaches us, in one minute, how to tap into the positive energy hidden in this so called bitter month

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