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Let Sterna Kasowitz fill your ears and mind with all the wonders of Judaism! Every week will bring you more education through the podwaves, than you can imagine. From Rosh Hashanah and beyond, you will learn from only the best, Sterna!!

    Sterna's Studies-Lag BaOmer

    Sterna's Studies-Lag BaOmer

    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.

    • 17 Min.
    Sterna's Studies Chanukah 2017

    Sterna's Studies Chanukah 2017

    Some added wonderful learnings from Sterna.

    • 24 Min.
    Sterna's Studies-Yom Kippur

    Sterna's Studies-Yom Kippur

    Learn about Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur

    • 32 Min.
    Sterna's Studies's-Rosh Hashanah

    Sterna's Studies's-Rosh Hashanah

    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.

    • 39 Min.
    Sterna's Studies's-"The 3 Weeks" 2017

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

    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:
    Conduct weddings. (Engagement parties – without music – are allowed until Rosh Chodesh Av.)
    Play musical instruments or listen to music.
    Recite the Shehecheyanu blessing. Thus, we do not wear new clothing or eat fruit which we have not yet eaten this season so that we will not be required to recite Shehecheyanu.
    Take a haircut or shave. Many Sephardic communities permit haircuts and shaving until the week of Tisha b'Av (in other words, until the Saturday night before the fast).
    (Speak to your rabbi if there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from observing any of the above customs.)

    • 36 Min.
    Sterna's Studies's-Passover 2017

    Sterna's Studies's-Passover 2017

    Questions about Passover, search no more, Sterna's Studies is your one stop shop for answers of all things Jewish!
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    • 27 Min.

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