Shavou'ot (Pentecost) highlights US-Israel relations

"Israel Hayom",, May 22, 2015

Shavou'ot (Pentecost) – which commemorates the receipt of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) and the Ten Commandments - sheds light on the key values of the Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers, which had a profound impact on the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights...

Jewish holidays’ guide for the perplexed - Lag Ba’Omer, May 05, 2015

Lag Ba’Omer is celebrated on the 33rd day following Passover (May 7, 2015), commemorating the short-lived Jewish victory over the Roman Empire

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2015 (excerpts*)

Based on ancient Jewish Sages, March 31, 2015

According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” 

Purim guide for the perplexed, 2015 (excerpts)

More on Purim and other Jewish holidays:, March 03, 2015

“Purimfest 1946” yelled Julius Streicher, the Nazi propaganda chief, as he approached the hanging gallows (Newsweek, October 28, 1946, page 46).  

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2014 (Excerpts)

Based on Jewish Sages, December 15, 2014

Chanukah commemorates one of the early clashes of civilizations: the victory of light over darkness, the few over the many, liberty over slavery and remembrance over forgetfulness

The US-Chanukah-Israel connection

"Israel Hayom", , December 14, 2014

The legacy of Chanukah has been an integral element of the American ethos; a cornerstone in the foundation of the covenant between the American people and the vision of the reconstructed Jewish State in the Land of Israel.

(New) Jewish Holidays Guide for the Perplexed

Ancient and modern day Jewish sages, December 11, 2014

No application is required for the user-friendly Jewish Holidays Guide for the Perplexed, a $3.99 Chanukah present for you, your family, your friends.

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

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 (Excerpts)

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 (Excerpts)

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.

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