Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of August Mawnin’ or Emancipation Day is celebrated each year throughout the former colonies of the British West Indies (English-speaking Caribbean) on the 1st of August on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire as a result of the Slavery […]

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 […]