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PARDES MOSHE: Living the Jewish Holidays

  • PARDES MOSHE: Living the Jewish Holidays

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Jewish traditions are not meant to simply relive the experiences of our ancestors, but rather, to instill in us the same experience as we live today. Living the Jewish Holidays is an analysis of various traditions and rituals of the Jewish holidays throughout the year, in the hope of providing the reader with an introduction to a deeper and more meaningful practice.

* How is Chanukah connected to the Creation of the world?

* Why do we tie the left shoe first?

* What is the difference between Moshiach ben Yosef and Moshiach ben Dovid?

* How does the water of a mikvah purify?

* What was the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden?

* Why do we cut a child's hair at three years of age?

* What is the purpose of shaking the lulav?

Living the Jewish Holidays explores these topics and more in a manner that brings the centuries old traditions to life. The manna and Lag BaOmer, the connection between Tu B’Shvat and Tu B’Av, the judgment of Shavuos and Purim's walled cities, are a few examples of how our everyday lives are shaped by a rich history and God given responsibility to observe and practice the Jewish holidays. It is incumbent upon every Jew to learn God's commandments so that one may observe them in a more profound manner.

About the Author:

Moshe Eichhorn, of Brooklyn NY, learned in Yeshiva Pe’er HaTorah, under the auspices of Rabbi Ezra Rodkin shlita, and remains a close talmid. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Adas Yisroel of NY and is an IT Project Manager.

Praise for Living the Jewish Holidays:

"The sefer you are holding in your hand is more than a book of divrei Torah. It is a key, a tool towards a greater appreciation of the Yomim Tovim."
-Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, R"Y Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, Rav of Agudath Israel of Madison

by Moshe Eichhorn
Foreword by Rabbi Yisroel Reisman

Published by Urim Publications
Hardcover, 192 pages
ISBN 978-965-524-115-0
publication: 2012


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