Limmud Bible Studies


Matzah: The Bread of Freedom

This study details the significance of eating matzah, unleavened bread, during Passover and its spiritual meaning for us today. Also known as "the bread of freedom," learn how matzah powerfully captures the symbolism of the Passover story.

Tefillin: Bound to God

In this month's Limmud we will look at one of Judaism's least understood rituals: the act of binding two black boxes and a number of black leather straps to our heads, arms, and hands. This practice is called "wrapping tefillin."

Hanukkah: A Celebration of Light

Hanukkah is one of the most joyous festivals of the Jewish calendar. But it also has many important lessons for both Christians and Jews.

Shabbat: A Day of Delight

The Sabbath, Shabbat, is one of the most important rituals and commandments in all Judaism. Rabbi Eckstein shares more about the significance of this observance in the Jewish tradition.

Sukkah: Living in Joy

Following the somber and contemplative High Holy Days comes the joyous holiday of Sukkot, which is celebrated by building temporary shelters known as sukkahs. Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the significance of this observance and the lessons we can learn from it.

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