Cheshvan: Facing the Ordinary

Now is the time to put into action all the hopes, prayers and resolutions we made at the start of the Jewish New Year.

What is the Omer?

The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer.

The Moon: 7 Jewish Facts

The moon is central in Jewish tradition.

Tammuz: Forces of Nature

What can happen when we see everything as being fully within our grasp and under our control.

Shabbat Songs

Become an expert with these audio and text versions.

What is Passover?

An overview of the history and laws of the holiday of Passover (Pesach).

Crash Course on Passover

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

Q&A: The Jewish Calendar

Why is it different and what is its significance?

The Jewish Year

Using the 12 months of the Hebrew calendar as a map for personal growth.

Nissan: Blossoms of Redemption

The month that moves us out of being enslaved to our egos.

Cheshvan: Turning the Bitter into Greatness

The spiritual growth we’ve harnessed this past month is available throughout the year.

Kislev: United Colors of the Rainbow

Each of us has to fight off darkness in his or her own way.

Kaluach - Hebrew Calendar

Now you can really stay on top of Jewish time!

The Autumn Triad

How the High Holiday season actually culminates with Chanukah.


Stop the world, I wanna get off!

Jewish Time

Jews keep time in a unique way from the rest of the world. Discover why the calendar begins with Creation, the month with the new moon, and the day with sunset.

Crash Course on Chanukah

A fascinating overview of the history and meaning of the holiday.

Crash Course on the Ten Plagues

A fascinating overview of the significance of the plagues.

Shvat: Filling the Bucket

The spiritual significance of the month of Shvat.

The Choice of Adar

Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.

The Meaning of Tu B'av

Six events occurred on Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, making it a festive day in the Jewish calendar.

The Bitter Month

Cheshvan is when darkness reigns, yet growth begins deep beneath the surface.

Crash Course on Yom Kippur

A fascinating overview on the meaning and customs of the holiest day of the year.

The Tenth of Tevet

One day commemorates a variety of Jewish tragedies.

My Big Fat Greek War

Who are the Chanukah heroes who saved our people?

Crash Course on Rosh Hashanah

A fascinating overview of the holiday and how to maximize the power of the day.

Crash Course on Tisha B'Av

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.

Shabbat - Heaven on Earth

For three millennia, Shabbat has been the Jewish oasis in time. Find out what's behind this weekly day off.

Crash Course on Purim

A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

What Is Time?

As spiritual beings, we are responsible for actualizing the potential holiness that God imbues in each moment.

What is Yom Kippur?

Guidelines for the holiest day of the Jewish year – the Day of Atonement.

ABC's of Elul

The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.

What is Rosh Hashanah?

A handy checklist of everything you need to know for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Holiday List

The dates of the upcoming year's holidays, including links to's holiday pages.

Candle Lighting Times - Shabbat

Shabbat and candle lighting times for major cities worldwide, plus Shabbat-time calculators based on US / Canadian zip codes and on worldwide coordinate locations.

Elul: The Time for Closeness

With only 30 days left in the year, Elul is a time of yearning, forgiveness and return.

Av: Disaster and Consolation

The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption.

Sivan: The Mystical Power of Three

At Sinai we moved above and beyond, where the whole truth dwells.

Here Comes the Sun

Mark your calendar for Judaism's once-in-28-year special event.

The Radiance of Iyar

The power of turning the bitter into sweet, sickness into healing.

Gimme a Break!

Contrasting our workday world with the serenity of Shabbat. (90 sec.)

Tevet: Lost in Translation

Tevet is a time of return and redefinition.

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