Chanukah: Al Hanissim Prayer – There’s a Big Difference

On Chanukah we mention the Al Hanissim prayer several times throughout our day – We also mention this same prayer on the Purim Holiday – The idea on both holidays is similar, a prayer of thanks and praise and commemoration of what happened in those days, but there is an interesting difference in the actual wording – the Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares a beautiful insight into the prayer of Al Hanissim.

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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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