Boca Raton, FL (BocaNewsNow.com, via Press Release) — The Chabad of East Boca is showing the Jewish community of South Florida that the moon isn’t just awesome to look at, it’s inspirational and religious as well. Beginning Saturday, November 5th at 8pm, and continuing on one Saturday night each month through March, the Chabad of East Boca and its congregants will bless the moon. The special blessing for the moon – called Kiddush Levanah or Sanctification of the Moon – is an ancient tradition that goes back thousands of years. In fact, it is taught that the first commandment the Jews were given was to sanctify the moon and create a lunar-based calendar. As a result, the moon has become an essential part of Jewish life and is the basis for today’s Jewish calendar and its holidays.
Further, the moon has become a symbol of the Jewish people in that it waxes and wanes, or has ups and downs, similar to the Jews who have experience good years followed by bad years throughout history.
“Sometimes the moon seems invisible to our eyes, but it is always giving rise to a rebirth – just as the Jewish people have never succumbed and are always looking forward,” said Rabbi Ruvi New, Spiritual Director at the Chabad of East Boca.
The monthly blessing of the moon will take place at the Chabad of East Boca at 120 NE 1st Avenue in Boca Raton on the following dates:
- Saturday, November 5th at 8pm
- Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30pm
- Saturday, January 7th at 7:30pm
- Saturday, February 4th at 7:30pm
- Saturday, March 3rd at pm
Immediately following the blessing of the moon, participants will be treated to live music, hot food and cold drinks. (There is a nominal cost for food and drinks.)
About Chabad of East Boca
Chabad of East Boca is the only Synagogue east of Federal Highway in the heart of Boca Raton, FL. More than just a synagogue, Chabad of East Boca has reached thousands through its programming. Its mission is to establish a vibrant center of Jewish life in East Boca Raton, FL. Learn more atwww.chabadbocabeaches.com.
Contact: Please contact Melissa Perlman, BlueIvyCommunications, 561-310-9921, firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome to join in for the blessing. Photography welcome as well. Please RSVP to Melissa Perlman if you plan on attending.
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