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20 Mar 2019

A highlight of the Purim celebration is the public reading of the Book of Esther. Unlike many other Jewish communities, in the S&P tradition the Megillah is not read according to t...

On Saturday night at the conclusion of Shabbat, we recite the Habdalah or “Separation,” including prayers over wine, fragrant spices, and the light of the candle, and mark the tran...

On Friday evening as we welcome Shabbat, we sing the beautiful 16th-century hymn by Rabbi Shelomo Ha-Levi Alkabetz, Lekha Dodi – “Come, my beloved, to welcome the bride.”  There ar...

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