Friday night services temporarily back at chapel
Until flood damage to the Rabbi's basement can be cleaned up, Friday night services are back at the Shaar Hashomayim Chapel.
Students should have a voice
Several months ago, shortly after redesigning our website, I made an announcement that plans were underway to provide a forum for the Jewish students at the University of Windsor to get more involved with generating website content geared towards students. In addition to the University's Jewish Student Association, which caters to all Jewish students, my goal is to have this website serve as a "destination" for those students who want to be more involved with Chabad and the Orthodox community.
I am seeking a University of Windsor student to volunteer his or her time as a co-ordinator, article author, and editor; and who is willing to help develop a forum for Orthodox Jewish students. With guidance and assistance from our Rabbi, I would like to see this website become responsive to the educational and social needs of the Orthodox student community of Windsor.
Rosh Hashanah – More than just a New Year
Throughout the year, the Jewish calendar is filled with Holidays commemorating key historic spiritual and physical milestones in Jewish history. Passover recalls our flight from Egypt, Shavuot receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, Purim the saving of the Jewish nation. One might wonder as Rosh Hashanah approaches, what happening, what key event in Jewish history the Days of Awe celebrate?
The Talmud tells us that Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of, not the first day of creation, but rather the sixth, the day of creation that brought us Adam -- Mankind. It is poignant that it does not celebrate the creation of the physical world, which actually occurred five days earlier.