Community members gathered on Saturday, June 18 at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for a Pride Havdalah program to learn about and commemorate the persecution of LGBTQ+ individuals in the Holocaust. [Read more…]
Rabbi Susan Elkodsi of the Malverne Jewish Center in Malverne, NY contributes a ritual to mark the end of Hanukkah, much as the Havdalah service marks the end of Shabbat.
Adam, the first human, was created on the 6th day. The sun shone for him throughout the entire first day, Shabbat, but he became frightened when he saw darkness encroaching at the conclusion of this [Read more…]