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Eimecha Nasati

Piyut is the name given to the poetic prayers and petitions composed by rabbis, scholars and chazzanim from the time of the Roman Empire until the late Middle Ages. The term is thought to derive from the Greek poy’ein, to make; the ...

Posted on 10 September 2015, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Man Was Created on Rosh Hashanah

I. The first man was created on Rosh Hashanah (Psikta d’Rav Kahana 23:1) The year does not begin in the month of Nisan, to mark the redemption from Egypt, nor does it mark the creation of the world (which was on the 25th of Elul); it is...

Posted on 9 September 2015, By Dr Tomer Persico
Selichot services round-up

This year, several Masorti communities held creative, spiritual and uplifting Selichot services, which were enjoyed by many community members. Read on for a round-up of the services, plus you’ll find links to some of the audio from ...

Posted on 9 September 2015, By Masorti Judaism