JBuzz Features June 1, 2020: The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars

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The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars
Source: Washington Post, 6-1-20 

A closeup of a page from the Washington Pentateuch, a medieval Hebrew manuscript that was on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. (Photo by Menachem Wecker for The Washington Post)

JBuzz Features October 8, 2014: Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

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Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

Source: Algemeiner, 10-8-14

Sukkot starts on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, the construction of the Holy Tabernacle, and the 40 year wandering in the Sinai Desert. Sukkot (סכות), and the Sukkah (סכה), which is a Jewish ritual hut, are named after the first stop of The Exodus – Sukkota  (סכותה)….READ MORE

JBuzz Features October 3, 2014: Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

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Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

Source: Jewish Press, 10-3-14

Yom Kippur commemorates God’s forgiveness for the sin of the Golden Calf and God’s covenant with the Jewish people….READ MORE

JBuzz Features September 22, 2014: Rosh HaShanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2014 (5775)

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Rosh HaShanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2014 (5775)

Source: The Jewish Press, 9-22-14

Rosh Hashanah is a universal, stock-taking, renewal and hopeful holiday, celebrated on the 6th day of The Creation, which produced the first human being, Adam….READ MORE

JBuzz Features September 19, 2014: Great Quotes on the Meaning of Rosh Hashanah

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Great Quotes on the Meaning of Rosh Hashanah

Source: Algemeiner, 9-19-14

Sundown on Wednesday, September 24, marks Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and millions of Jews around the world will congregate for the beginning of the High Holy Days….READ MORE

JBuzz Features September 1, 2014: ABC’s of Elul

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ABC’s of Elul

Source: The Jewish Press, 9-1-14

Elul – the month preceding Rosh Hashanah – begins a period of intensive introspection, of clarifying life’s goals, and of coming closer to God….READ MORE

JBuzz Features August 20, 2014: The ‘Mainstreaming’ Of Jewish Studies

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The ‘Mainstreaming’ Of Jewish Studies

Source: The Jewish Week, 8-20-14

Houston – Administrators at Texas Christian University, an institution in Forth W orth affiliated with the Disciples of Christ denomination, needed some advice last year on starting a Jewish studies program, which is now in the planning stages….READ MORE

JBuzz Features May 4, 2014: Who Gets to Define Jewish Studies?

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Who Gets to Define Jewish Studies?

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 5-4-14

While a great deal of Aaron Hughes’s “Jewish Studies Is Too Jewish” (The Chronicle Review, March 28) is spurious and objectionable, we will restrict our comments to his cheap shots at the Jewish Review of Books….READ MORE

JBuzz Features April 14, 2014: Who wrote the Passover Haggadah?

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Who wrote the Passover Haggadah?

Source: Haaretz, 4-14-14

Contemporary Jews read the Haggadah every Passover, during the Seder feast. But the book they ritualistically read now would be unrecognizable to ancient Jews….READ MORE

 

JBuzz Features April 13, 2014: Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

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Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

Source: The Jewish Press, 4-13-14

Passover – the role model of faith, education, morality, responsibility and governance driven liberty – interacts with Shavou’ot/Pentecost – the role model of morality…READ MORE