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Dreidel is the traditional game played to celebrate Hanukkah. How do you play dreidel? Read this handy guide, which includes an alternative style of play and other fun ideas.
You may have heard of a Passover seder, but did you know that many people celebrate Tu BiShvat with seders also? Learn about how to host your own Tu BiShvat seder.
On Shabbat Shirah, we celebrate a very special moment in the Torah, a very musical moment in Jewish biblical history. It is the Sabbath of Singing, when we celebrate Moses and Miriam leading the Israelites across the Sea of Reeds (The Red Sea) and out of Egypt.
Sh'miat Haozen is the "pay attention" middah or virtue. We learn by many senses and focus on acquiring Torah by listening. Regardless of whether one can physically hear or not, we are all capable of listening.
About Mussar and Middot The Hebrew word "mussar" means moral conduct, instruction, or discipline.
The middah, or ethical value, of miyut ta'anug teaches us to limit our pleasure. It seems that Judaism is of two minds when it comes to pleasure and enjoyment. There are numerous examples of taking pleasure from the world, treating oneself to luxury and enjoying beauty.
"How long will you lie there, lazybones; When will you wake from your sleep? A bit more sleep, a bit more slumber, A bit more hugging yourself in bed." (Proverbs 6:9-10)
"Where there is much talking, there is no lack of transgressing, but the one who curbs the tongue shows sense." (Proverbs 10:19)