What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur grunge rubber stampEveryone knows that Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish Year, but did you know that the Talmud lists it as one of the top two happiest?  How can a day that deals with such heavy themes as sin and atonement be celebrated with so much joy?  That is for sure Stuff Jews Should Know!

 

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What is Rosh Hashanah

Classic Rosh Hashanah episode of Stuff Jews Should Know.  Have a good and sweet new year

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What is Purim

Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish People from a genocide in the 5th Century BCE in the Persian Empire. On one hand it is the most festive, joy filled day of the year, but to the Jewish mystics it is on a higher level than even Yom Kippur. Mottle and Batya share ‘the Stuff Jews Should Know’ about this incredible holiday.
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Jewish Customs about Death and Mourning

Death is an experience that every human being comes in contact. Judaism has an incredible ‘toolbox’ for dealing with this universal experience.
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Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Where does the concept of a Bar Mitzvah come from? Today you are a man, tomorrow you are a 7th grader again. Was it always that way? Batya and Mottle dig deeper into this well known Jewish life cycle event and reveal ‘stuff’ about it that you probably didn’t know.

A boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah by praying at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel. Bar Mitzvah are Jewish coming of age rituals. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys reach 13, they become responsible for their actions and become a Bar Mitzvah.

A boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah by praying at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel. Bar Mitzvah are Jewish coming of age rituals. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys reach 13, they become responsible for their actions and become a Bar Mitzvah.

Conversion to Judaism

Why does Judaism make it so difficult to convert? What are the steps required to become a Jew? How are the laws of conversion today different than they were in the past? What is the difference between a Reform conversion, or an Orthodox conversion? Batya and Mottle dive into these questions and more on this episode.conversion

What is the Temple Mount?

For two thousand years where ever Jews where in the world, they have directed their prayers toward a hill in Jerusalem.  What is the significance of this hill historically, and spiritually?  Certain it is Stuff Jews Should Know!

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What is a Jewish Wedding?

What makes a wedding a Jewish wedding? Mottle and Batya walk you through the entire day from start to finish.  You will be shouting Mazal Tov an feel like were there!

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What is Jewish Prayer?

Mottle and Batya are back with the Season Premier of Stuff Jew Should Know!  Where does Jewish prayer come from?  How is it different?  This is Stuff Jews Should Know.

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What is Yom Kippur again?

The Classic Stuff Jews Should Know Yom Kippur episode.  Prepare for the Day of AtONEment with Mottle and Batya.  NEW SEASON of SJSK begins October 21.

 

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