Archive for category: Holidays & Events

How to Light a Menorah

How to Light a Menorah

0 / November 25, 2015 10:41 AM

The Holiday of Hanukkah, the eight day long festival of lights, a beautiful time of celebration and leisure without the prohibitions of other holidays, a relaxing week and a day of family fun and fried Jewish foods and dreidel by the [&hellip

What is Hanukkah ?

What is Hanukkah ?

0 / October 21, 2015 7:58 AM

If you are not familiar with the Jewish holidays then you may find yourself wondering what Hanukkah is and what a Hanukkah menorah might be. These phrases are commonly used in reference to the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, an eight [&hellip

Tallit Prayer Shawl Blessing

Tallit Prayer Shawl Blessing

0 / February 4, 2014 12:54 PM

When a person uses the Tallit he says a blessing before donning it. The blessing is to thank God for blessing us with His commandments and commanded us to wear Tsitsit (fringes) on our garments. The Tallit (prayer shawl) is [&hellip

How to light a Hanukkah Menorah

How to light a Hanukkah Menorah

0 / August 29, 2013 10:23 AM

The miracle of Hanukkah is commemorated by the lighting of the candles for eight days. The Hanukkah Menorah is a lamp-stand with eight candle holders in a row and a ninth candle holder (the shamash) which is set higher then the other [&hellip

Hanukkah Blessings

Hanukkah Blessings

0 / August 2, 2012 1:51 PM

              Before lighting the Hanukkah Menorah candles 2 blessings: First Chanukah Blessing       Tranliteration: Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu, l’had’lik neir shel Chanukah. (Amein) Translation: Blessed are you, Lord, [&hellip

What is a Kiddush Cup?

What is a Kiddush Cup?

0 / March 14, 2012 6:33 PM

The Kiddush cup is a special Jewish artifact, which has come to be a symbol of the Jewish Sabbath celebration. The Jewish Sabbath, known as Shabbat, is celebrated on a Saturday and for religious or traditional Jews, it is marked [&hellip

When is Passover?

When is Passover?

0 / March 11, 2012 2:25 PM

This Year Passover is celebrated on April 14, 2014 Passover is one of the best known Jewish holidays.  But, when is Passover celebrated  and what exactly is Passover ? Passover itself is an eight day holiday, beginning on 15th of the [&hellip

What is Seder Plate?

What is Seder Plate?

0 / March 11, 2012 1:58 PM

The Jewish holiday of Passover is one of the most symbolic festivals in the Jewish calendar. There is no better way to explain its meaning that through the unique Seder plate that is used to celebrate the festival.  Passover itself [&hellip

What is Passover?

What is Passover?

0 / March 11, 2012 1:22 PM

The Jewish holiday of Passover, or Pesach to give it the Hebrew name, is one of the most significant festivals in the Jewish calendar. The holiday itself lasts for eight days and begins on the fifteenth of the month of [&hellip

Traditions of Tu bishvat

Traditions of Tu bishvat

0 / January 1, 2012 11:18 AM

Tu Bishvat which means “Fifteenth of Shevat” is the “New Year for the Trees” or Rosh Hashana La-ilanot. Tradition says that on this day sap begins to run and it is time to plant trees in Israel! The Talmud teaches of [&hellip