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Psalms: Psalm 100 – A Psalm of Thanksgiving

Shalom, everyone! Psalm 100, also known as “Mizmor L’Todah,” is traditionally recited during daily preliminary morning prayer services as part of the Pesukei D’Zimra, except on Shabbat, Yom Tov of the Festivals, Chol HaMoed of Pesach, and days before Pesach and Yom Kippur. The Pesukei D’Zimra (Verses of Praise) are a group […]

Psalms: The Psalm of the Day (Shir Shel Yom)

Shalom everyone! In modern Hebrew, the psalms are known as “tehillim.” In post-exilic Second Temple-era tradition, each day of the week is assigned a specific psalm that is recited at the end of daily morning prayer services. These psalms are collectively referred to as the “psalm of the […]

Food: Permitted Foods Vs. Forbidden Species Chart

Shalom, everyone! As a follow-up to our previous post, “Line By Line: Permitted Foods Vs. Forbidden Species,” the following is a chart of the foods permitted and species forbidden for consumption by the Nation of Israel. Please note that all species of the animal categories listed under “FORBIDDEN” are […]

Mo’edim: Weekly Torah Portions – Parashat ha-Shavua

Shalom, everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or “Parashat ha-Shavua,” “parashah,” or “parsha,” is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week during Israelite prayer services. The regular weekly Torah portion is read in full during Shabbat (Saturday) morning services, and in part during Shabbat afternoon services, […]

Mo’edim: Special Torah Portions for Mo’edim and Holidays

Shalom, everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for mo’edim and holidays, including Festivals and Fast Days, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite community: Parashah Torah Haftarah Rosh Chodesh […]

Astronomy: The Moon and the Mo’edim

Shalom, everyone! Genesis 1:14-16 gives the account of Day 4 of the Creation in which Elohim divided the day from the night. He created two great lights, one with greater power than the other: The greater light, also known as the Sun, He created to rule the day; […]