What Is a “Mi Shebeirakh”?

June, 13th, 2018 The Rabbi’s Assistant answers questions that someone might be too shy to ask. Near the end of the Torah reading part of a service, someone pulls out a “Mi Shebeirakh” list. Just what is that? We colloquially make these words into a noun or an adjective – we say a “Mi Shebeirakh” Read More…

What Are All These Words About Mourning?

June, 8th, 2018 The Rabbi’s Assistant answers questions that someone might be too shy to ask. When, in the course of life, someone passes away, Jewish tradition has many words which get bandied about. Here are a few, may you be blessed not to have to use them. Let’s jump right in, after a person Read More…

Chagim

The chagim at Beth Shalom are joyous days of celebration and prayer. We observe two days of chag as is the custom in the diaspora, and the final day of each holiday includes the Yizkor service. Each day (including chol hamo’ed) includes Torah reading as well as Hallel. Check here for information regarding each holiday Read More…

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