Jewish Culture Pages and Links

B'nai Pages on Festivals

Index to Holidays Festivals
Completely redone index to the Festivals
Index to all of the following.
Feast of Esther
Feast of First Fruits
Rosh Ha Shanah
Feast of Trumpets
Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement. Concluding the “Ten Days of Repentance,” also known as the “Days of Awe.” Time to seek out and reconcile, repent,forgive and move on
Hanukah - Chanukah
Feast of Lights, Temple Rededication
Sukkot Harvest Festival
Feast of Tabernacles, or Festival of Booths: "Sukkot" means "booths": the temporary dwellings that Jews are commanded to live in during Sukkot. Also the time to remember Solomon's dedication of the Temple.
Jewish Sabbath
King Benjamin and the Feast of Tabernacles
John A. Tvedtnes Neal A Maxwell Institude
What is the Jewish Commemoration of Tisha B´AV?

Jewish Humor

The Mystery of the Missing Jewish Books of Rome
The Valmadonna Broadsides
Four hundred years of remarkable printed matter from the most important and extensive private collection of Hebrew books in the world
The funniest Jewish jokes and funny pictures on the Internet at Jokes.
Jewish Jokes
The best Jewish jokes and humor site in the world. Over 2,345 of the funniest Jewish jokes.
Borscht Belt Jokes
Jewish humor

Recipes with Description, History

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Jewish References on Festivals

Understanding Passover BYU professors
Hebroots... The Seven Festivals of the Messiah
Describes Teshuvah, which in Hebrew means "to return or repent." Good!
Hebrew for Christians
An overview of the Feasts and much more, Hebrew in easy to understand terms.
Dates of major and minor Jewish holidays.
Differences in customs and quirks
Differences between groups in how festivals are observed.
Inspiring videos and articles relating to all the Jewish festivals. and more.
Cornicopia of Jewish life, learning, mitzvahs, rabbinical lessons, everything Jewish.
My Jewish Learning
Festivals, holidays and recipes.
Judaism 101
Includes list of Jewish holiday dates for next five years, much more
Jewish Virtual Library
Cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture with glossary, bibliography
Jewish Customs
From ´´About Judaism and Spirituality´´
103 articles
Orthodox Union
Learn about popular and obscure Jewish holidays, including meanings.

The Most Popular Jewish Music. Enjoy!

YouTube album of Israeli Passover Songs
Sung by young persons
Israeli Hanukkah Songs
Taken from the album: Hanukkah songs - comprehensive collection of Hanukkah songs. Famous songs in Hebrew, English and Yiddish. Songs of all time, traditional and folk performances by leading artists from Israel.
Barbra Streisand Sings Hatikvah and Talks to Golda Meir
Barbra Streisand sings Avinu Malkeinu & People for Shimon Peres
Jerusalem of Gold by the late OFRA HAZA
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav is a popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer in 1967. The original song described the Jewish people's 2000-year longing to return to Jerusalem; Shemer added a final verse after the Six-Day War. More of the story is at the YouTube. another version:
Jewish Music - Hava Nagila
First known as a Hasidic melody it became a perennial favorite at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Jewish--and non-Jewish--cultural events around the world.
Music From Israel
Album opens with classic recording of "Hatikvah" (The Hope) - Israel national anthem by Israel philharmonic
Hatikva -- Israeli National Anthem -- Piano
One of the greatest anthems ever written in western culture, the Israeli national anthem is HaTikvah, which means “The Hope” in Hebrew. WHEREVER YOU look at Hatikvah, there is a story. Peel off the layers and you will see that not only is there an endless history, there is also a yearning for an eternal future. It was written in Palestine in the early 1880's by Naftali Herz Imber, a Galician Jew, and then set to music.
Hatikva by Barbara Streisand
Very emotional moving
Hatikvah more translation
HaTikva languages
Klezmer Early Yiddish Instrumental Music 1908 1927
a mix
Jerusalem Israel Song - Shira Chadasha Boys Choir
Spanish Jewish Music
Ya viene el cativo" by Accentus Ensemble
Andalusian Jewish music - Judia by Mor Karbasi
You wait 500 years for a Ladino singer to mix medieval Sephardic songs with a twist of flamenco, and then two come along at once. Following hard on the footsteps of Yasmin Levy comes the London-based Mor Karbasi
Sisu vesimchu Jewish folk song.
English: Rejoice and be joyous on simchat torah and honour the torah.
Israeli Folk Music
Comprehensive selection of Israeli folklore including folklore sketches, feast and holidays, communities and congregations, etc. Famous Israeli folk songs & dances preformed by Israel top artist and singer groups
Shalom! Welcome to Israeli Folk Music
Comprehensive selection of Israeli folklore including folklore sketches, feast and holidays, communities and congregations, etc. Famous Israeli folk songs & dances preformed by Israel top artist and singer groups
Shalom Chaverim
a traditional Hebrew chant that means "go now in peace." Very deeply moving
The Soul of Jewish Music - Wedding
Jewish Wedding Music, taken from the album "The Real and Very Best of Jewish-Israeli Party" Recorded in Israel by Israel top musicians
Tumbalalaika - flute
A Russian Jewish folk and love song in the Yiddish language. Instrumental (Karaoke) version. "Tum-Balalaika" by Lehakat Ha Nodedim
Thousands at Central Park Concert 2015
Approximately 3000 people gathered June 16, 2015 at Central Park’s SummerStage for a free concert that celebrated the many genres of Jewish music.