Tu BiShvat (Hebrew for the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat) is the new year of the trees.
Yes, Jews always participate fully in the life of the country of which they are citizens. Many congregations include a prayer on behalf of the country in Shabbat services.
My friend returned from a trip to Israel with a red string tied around her wrist. What can you tell me about the meaning of wearing a red string?
How wonderful that you are seeking to find a religious home – not just a place, but one that resonates with your soul. Not only is there room for you in Reform Judaism, but we welcome you – with open arms, heart, and mind – and we need you! You have a lot to offer and we look forward to meeting you and to getting to know you!
My mother passed away in late November and I am planning the unveiling. I was thinking of a day in May, June, or July, and I think it should be a Sunday. Are there any specific times or dates I must avoid?