Tehillim: The Psalm of the Day (Shir Shel Yom)

Shalom everyone! In Jewish tradition, each day of the week is assigned a specific psalm that is recited at the end of daily morning prayer services known as “Shacharit.” These psalms are collectively referred to as the “psalm of the day” or “shir shel yom.” According to Jewish tradition, […]

Foundations: The Hebrew Calendar – The Month of Av (אָב)

Shalom everyone! Av is the eleventh month of the civil year and the fifth month of the religious year on the Hebrew calendar. The word “Av” comes from the Akkadian word “Abu“ which means “father.” In Hebrew, the word “Av” also means “father.” Av has 30 days and typically occurs in Summer during the months of July to August on […]

Foundations: The Hebrew Calendar – The Month of Tamuz/Tammuz (תמוז)

Shalom everyone! Tamuz/Tammuz is the tenth month of the civil year, and the fourth month of the religious year on the Hebrew calendar. The word “Tamuz” comes from the Assyrian and Babylonian month “Arah Dumuzu“ named in honor of the Assyrian-Babylonian deity “Tammuz.” Tammuz has 29 days and typically occurs in Summer during the months of June to July on […]