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Thanksgiving Break Fun at The J

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Posted by: ERJCC Staff
Click to Enlarge Are you ready for Thanksgiving Break? We've got plenty of fun activities to celebrate! Monday, Nov 22 Thanksgiving J Camps | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM | The J Kinder Camp: Reptile Man, art, gymnastics & more 1st-2nd Grade: Kaleidoscope Variety Camp: Master Chef JuniorChallenge, Reptile Man, gymnastics & more 3rd-5th Grade: Houston Hoppers Bowling Field Trip & an afternoon of fun 1st-5th Grade: Tennis Camp Family Art: ...
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Book Review: The Soul of The Mishna

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
The Soul of the Mishna Rabbi Yaakov Nagen / Yeshivat Otniel / Maggid Press 2021 Reviewed by Rabbi Barry Gelman As a post-high school student in Yeshivat Beit Midrash L’Torah (BMT), I pledged to study the entire corpus of rabbinic legal rulings (4,192 Mishnayot) compiled between 70 CE and the second century, within a year. The pledge was made to “pay” for a specific honor during Simchat Torah services. Instead of appealing ...
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Celebrating Sigd

Monday, November 1, 2021
Posted by: Rotem Cohen
On November 4, the holiday Sigd will be celebrated in Israel. The Sigd holiday originated from the Ethiopian Jewish community. Its name is derived from the Hebrew word for prostration (bowing down), "Sgida" (סגידה). During Sigd (celebrated on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan – 50 days after Yom Kippur) the community marks the renewal of the covenant, between the Jewish people, G-d, and the Torah. On ...
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