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

Yoram Ettinger's first e-book: , October 06, 2014

Sukkot (סכות), and the Sukkah (סכה), which is a Jewish ritual hut, are named after the first stop of The Exodus – Sukkota  (סכותה).  The Hebrew root of Sukkah (סכה) is “wholesomeness.”

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

Yoram Ettinger's first e-book:, October 02, 2014

Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, whose astrological sign is Libra (). Libra symbolizes the key themes of Yom Kippur: scales, justice, balance, truth, symmetry, sensitivity and optimism.

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

Based on ancient Jewish Sages, September 21, 2014

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.

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed

Amazon e-book:, September 16, 2014

The user-friendly, concise, "Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed," highlights the relevance of Jewish holidays to 2014 and to US-Israel relations, enhancing the curriculum resource of adults, youthrabbis, pastors, teachers, students and libraries; added-value to family gatherings, sermons, lectures, writing and interviews.

Passover Hymn (Da’ye’nu) 2011: US-Israel Ties: A Two Way Street Mutually-Beneficial Relationship

Passover eve hymn, April 18, 2011

If Israel were merely the most effective battle-tested laboratory available to the USA, enhancing US national security, while providing the US defense industries a unique mega-billion dollars competitive edge in the global market, expanding US employment, research & development and export infrastructures - Da’ye’nu (it would have sufficed to crown Israel as a unique two-way-street ally of the USA);

Passover's Daye'nou & the Proposed Palestinian State

Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom #202, March 27, 2007

How many assumptions have the Palestinian State Supporters (PSS) bestowed upon us?


1.  If the PSS had ONLY assumed that snatching the PLO (in 1993) from the jaws of oblivion in Mideast terrorist camps, installing the PLO onto hilltops overlooking the door steps of its intended victim (Israel), arming and training the Palestinians, rewarding the PLO with a Nobel Peace Prize and with frequent access to the White House, and showering upon the Palestinians a multi-billion dollar aid-package, would pave the road to A MODERATE PALESTINIAN STATE AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE WITH ISRAEL, DA’YE’NOU (it would suffice);

Rosh Hashana’s Jewish Demographic Momentum

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #195, September 22, 2006

1.  Fish – and especially its head – is served on Rosh Hashana as an omen for multiplication.  The annual number of Jewish births in Israel has risen by 34% since 1995: 107,000 annual rate in 2006 compared with 80,400 in 1995.  The robust momentum is primarily derived from increased fertility rate among the one million Olim/immigrants from the former USSR.  They arrived with a typical Russian fertility rate of 1 birth per woman, but are rapidly approaching Israel's secular Jewish rate of 2-3 children per woman.  The annual number of Arab births – within Israel's Green Line – has stabilized during1995 – 2006 at 39,000. Stay tuned to the next Jewish Demographic Momentum in 20 years, when the current babies enter the reproduction cycle.

How Many Good Qualities Underline US-Israel Special Ties? (Paraphrasing a Passover hymn)

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #176, April 19, 2005

If the 17th century Puritans in the Colonies had only respected the Old Testament, but had not been more Talmudic than many American Rabbis, Daye'noo (It would've sufficed);