Contact Rabbi Mercy:rabbidina@rabbi-mercy.com

Welcome to Dina-Hasida Mercy's Website!

   

Blogs, News and Information

New Felonious adventure #2

Felonious is looking forward to making new friends, but he is worried that he will be shunned when people find out that he was in prison. If people could only get to know him before making up…

Adventures of Felonious Monk

This is the first of many of Felonious Monk’s adventures #1 Prison inmates are very grateful to the volunteers who come to visit them. Every Institution has a volunteer appreciation event annually. One lovely feature of this…

My Magen David (Star of David) Art

The Magen David is a widely recognized symbol of Judaism. The literal translation is ‘shield of David,’ referring to King David of the Bible. This Magen David is ‘inter-species art.’ My first lovebird was a female with…

The Story of Hamantaschen

Every 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar Jewish people celebrate Purim. It’s a joyous holiday that marks the time the Persian Jewish population was saved from genocide. Okay, while Purim does have rather dark underpinnings,…

A Telling of the Purim Story

The Basic Purim StoryA Brief Retelling of the Book of Esther (Megillah)   A Fateful Party It all began in Ancient Persia in the fourth century BCE. The Holy Temple that had stood in Jerusalem was destroyed…

Law of Return: Jewish Immigration to Israel Requirements

The Law of Return is an Israeli law, passed on 5 July 1950, which gives Jews the right to come and live in Israel and to gain Israeli citizenship. Section 1 of the Law of Return declares:…

The Most Important Jewish Holidays

Rosh HashanahThe Jewish New Year, the beginning of ten days of penitence or teshuvah culminating on Yom Kippur. Traditionally celebrated with sweet or round foods such as apples and honey, and the blowing of the shofar, a hollowed-out ram’s horn,…

Brief History of Israel and the Jewish People

Jews are one of the most ancient peoples in the world. Jewish history is recorded in the Bible, by historians outside of the Bible, and through archeology. We have more facts about Jewish history than that of…