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  • Sternas Studies-Lag BaOmer

    Sterna's Studies-Lag BaOmer

    30/04/2018 Duração: 17min

    Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer count, is a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated with outings (on which the children traditionally play with bows and arrows), bonfires, and other joyous events. Many visit the resting place (in Meron, northern Israel) of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the anniversary of whose passing is on this day.Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the second century of the common era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the “Kabbalah,” and is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as “the day of my joy.

  • Sternas Studies Chanukah 2017

    Sterna's Studies Chanukah 2017

    12/12/2017 Duração: 24min

    Some added wonderful learnings from Sterna.

  • Sternas Studies-Yom Kippur

    Sterna's Studies-Yom Kippur

    11/12/2017 Duração: 32min

    Learn about Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur

  • Sternas Studiess-Rosh Hashanah

    Sterna's Studies's-Rosh Hashanah

    06/09/2017 Duração: 39min

    What Is Rosh Hashanah?What: It is the birthday of the universe, the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year.When: The first two days of the Jewish new year, Tishrei 1 and 2, beginning at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 (check out this year’s date).How: Candle lighting in the evenings, festive meals with sweet delicacies during the night and day, prayer services that include the sounding of the ram’s horn (shofar) on both mornings, and desisting from creative work.

  • Sternas Studiess-The 3 Weeks 2017

    Sterna's Studies's-"The 3 Weeks" 2017

    14/07/2017 Duração: 36min

    For eight hundred and thirty years there stood an edifice upon a Jerusalem hilltop which served as the point of contact between heaven and earth. So central was this edifice to the relationship between man and G‑d that nearly two-thirds of the mitzvot are contingent upon its existence. Its destruction is regarded as the greatest tragedy of our history, and its rebuilding will mark the ultimate redemption-the restoration of harmony within G‑d's creation and between G‑d and His creation.A full three weeks of our year--the three weeks "between the strictures"1 of Tammuz 17 and Av 9--are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the resultant galut--physical exile and spiritual displacement--in which we still find ourselves.In this period, many calamities befell the Jewish people throughout the generations. It was during this period of between the straits that both the first and second Temples were destroyed.During this period, we lessen the extent of our rejoicing. We don't:Con

  • Sternas Studiess-Passover 2017

    Sterna's Studies's-Passover 2017

    29/03/2017 Duração: 27min

    Questions about Passover, search no more, Sterna's Studies is your one stop shop for answers of all things [email protected]

  • Sternas Studiess-Miriam 2017

    Sterna's Studies's-Miriam 2017

    29/03/2017 Duração: 09min

    Miriam deserves he own special moment!

  • Sternas Studies-Passover 2 2016

    Sterna's Studies-Passover 2 2016

    07/03/2017 Duração: 28min

    The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan (April 10–18, 2017). It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑d passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.The Passover Story in a NutshellAfter many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and des

  • Sternas Studies-Purim 2017 add-ons

    Sterna's Studies-Purim 2017 add-ons

    07/03/2017 Duração: 24min

    The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).The Story in a NutshellThe Persian Empire of the 4th century BCE extended over 127 lands, and all the Jews were its subjects. When King Ahasuerus had his wife, Queen Vashti, executed for failing to follow his orders, he arranged a beauty pageant to find a new queen. A Jewish girl, Esther, found favor in his eyes and became the new queen, though she refused to divulge her nationality.Meanwhile, the Jew-hating Haman was appointed prime minister of the empire. Mordechai, the leader of the Jews (and Esther’s cousin), defied the king’s orders and refused to bow to Haman. Haman was incensed, and he convinced the king to issue a decree ordering the extermination of all t

  • Sternas Studies-Iyar

    Sterna's Studies-Iyar

    07/03/2017 Duração: 17min

    Iyar (Hebrew: אִייָר‎‎ or אִיָּר, Standard Iyyar Tiberian ʾIyyār ; from Akkadian ayyaru, meaning "Rosette; blossom") is the eighth month of the civil year (which starts on 1 Tishrei) and the second month of the ecclesiastical year (which starts on 1 Nisan) on the Hebrew calendar. The name is Babylonian in origin.

  • Sternas Studies-LagbaOmar

    Sterna's Studies-LagbaOmar

    07/03/2017 Duração: 19min

    Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer count—this year, May 26, 2016—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated with outings (on which the children traditionally play with bows and arrows), bonfires, and other joyous events. Many visit the resting place (in Meron, northern Israel) of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the anniversary of whose passing is on this day.Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the second century of the common era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the “Kabbalah,” and is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as “the day of my joy.

  • Sternas Studiess-Challah 2016

    Sterna's Studies's-Challah 2016

    07/03/2017 Duração: 27min

    Most people think of challah as that special, yummy, braided bread eaten only during Friday night and Saturday meals, but it really represents so much more. Challah has many spiritual — and some would say magical — components. What starts as just five basic ingredients — flour, yeast, eggs, water and sugar — can transform into meditation, blessings and prayers.“Challah” is actually the piece of dough that is removed from the loaf before it is braided, not the braided loaf itself.

  • Sternas Studies-Shauvot

    Sterna's Studies-Shauvot

    07/03/2017 Duração: 21min

    A major Jewish festival held on the 6th (and usually the 7th) of Sivan, fifty days after the second day of Passover. It was originally a harvest festival, but now also commemorates the giving of the Law (the Torah).

  • Sternas Studies-Candlelighting

    Sterna's Studies-Candlelighting

    07/03/2017 Duração: 41min

    Darkness is settling upon the world; the workweek is coming to a close. A week of activity, a week of growth, a tiring week. But as the sun goes down on Friday, a new day is being ushered in: the day for which we toiled the entire week, a day of rest and tranquility, the holy Shabbat.Greeting the Shabbat (and also Jewish holidays) are girls and women across the globe. Shortly before sunset they light candles, which usher in peace and blessing to their homes and to the world.Origin and ReasonsThe first woman to light Shabbat candles was our Matriarch Sarah. According to Jewish tradition, Sarah would light the Shabbat candles on the eve of the Shabbat, in the famous tent she shared with Abraham, and the candles would miraculously burn from one Friday to the next. Thus the pleasant sight of Sarah's candles greeted the many guests that visited Abraham and Sarah's tent throughout the week.When Sarah passed away, the flames on her Shabbat candles were extinguished. A few years later, when Isaac saw that the Shabbat

  • Sternas Studies-Elul A Time of Repentance

    Sterna's Studies-Elul A Time of Repentance

    07/03/2017 Duração: 25min

    The twelfth month of the civil and sixth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of August and September.The month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Tradition teaches that the month of Elul is a particularly propitious time for repentance. This mood of repentance builds through the month of Elul to the period of Selichot, to Rosh Hashanah, and finally to Yom Kippur.

  • Sternas Studiess-Passover 1 2016

    Sterna's Studies's-Passover 1 2016

    07/03/2017 Duração: 49min

    The Passover Story in a NutshellAfter many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult

  • Sternas Studiess-Purim 2 2016

    Sterna's Studies's-Purim 2 2016

    06/03/2017 Duração: 23min

    Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.

  • Sternas Studiess-Purim 3 2016

    Sterna's Studies's-Purim 3 2016

    06/03/2017 Duração: 29min

    Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.

  • Sternas Studiess-Tu BShevat 2016

    Sterna's Studies's-Tu B'Shevat 2016

    05/02/2017 Duração: 18min

    Sterna tells us of Tu B'Shevat 2017-Friday February 10-saturday February 11The 15th of Shevat is the New Year for Trees, known as Tu b'Shevat.According to Biblical law, there is a seven year agricultural cycle, concluding with the Sabbatical year. When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, on years one, two, four and five of this cycle, farmers were required to separate a tenth of their produce and eat it in Jerusalem. This tithe is called Maaser Sheni, the Second Tithe, because it is in addition to the (two percent which must be given to the Kohain, and the) ten percent which is given to the Levite. On the third and sixth years of the cycle, instead of the owners eating the Maaser Sheni in Jerusalem, they gave this second tithe to the poor, who were permitted to consume it wherever they wished.It takes approximately four months for the rains of the new year to saturate the soil and trees, and produce fruit[On the Sabbatical year, no tithes are separated. All produce which grows during this year is ownerless an

  • Sternas Studies-Chanukah 2016

    Sterna's Studies-Chanukah 2016

    25/12/2016 Duração: 32min

    Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.Chanukah 2016 started the evening ofSaturday, December 24 ending the evening ofSunday, January 1, 2017The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple.

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