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The 25 Most Significant Jewish Symbols Explained

The Important Symbols of Judaism and Their Meanings Let’s explore symbols that are commonly identified as Jewish and examine their history and significance with these pictures of Jewish symbols and their meanings. Some of these symbols for Judaism are deeply rooted in religious practice while others are more cultural and spiritual. Judaism Symbols: Menorah  One …

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Common Jewish Greetings and Phrases: When to Say What!

Guide to Jewish Greetings and Common Jewish Phrases for Holiday + Lifecycle Events There are a whole host of Jewish greetings that are said during Jewish lifecycle events and Jewish holidays. If you heard a Hebrew or Yiddish phrase and weren’t sure exactly what the person meant, we’ve listed some of the most common Jewish …

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitations Wording: 10 Unique Text Samples

10 Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording Templates with Virtual Options There are many different factors to consider when determining the best wording for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitation. What will your opening line be? Will you include your son or daughter’s Hebrew name on the invite? Are you hosting a Kiddush luncheon and want …

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Hebrew Alphabet Chart: Learn Each of the Hebrew Letters

Use the Hebrew alphabet chart below to help facilitate with your learning of the Hebrew letters as well as learning to read Hebrew. There are also more in-depth explanations of each Hebrew letter below. Hebrew letters sound like their English counterpart unless otherwise specified. Ex. Hebrew letter BET has a “b” sound like boy in …

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An Incredibly Useful Hebrew Vowels Chart and Explanation

Let’s Go In-Depth on Hebrew Vowels (Nikud) to Read Hebrew Like most semitic languages, Hebrew originally did not have vowels. In fact, native speakers or those fluent in the Hebrew language don’t actually need vowels to read Hebrew. In the early Middle Ages, however, Jewish scribe-scholars known as the Masoretes came up with a system …

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Sukkah Kits Review: Which is Best to Build a Sukkah?

Build a Beautiful Sukkah With One of These Awesome Sukkah Kits Growing up, my family always built a sukkah and I have such fond memories of the tradition. As a little kid, being able to actively participate with the sukkah decorating makes the activity that much more memorable and having friends and family over to …

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Timeless Jewish Wedding Gifts Ideas for the Happy Couple

Traditional + Personalized Jewish Wedding Gifts Ideas If you’re attending a Jewish wedding, there are a wide variety of gifts you can choose from to give to the happy couple. Along with traditional wedding gifts like dinner plates, champagne flutes, and instant pots, there are Judaica pieces and Jewish art to consider as well. But …

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Sign Up for Online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring and Hebrew Training

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tutoring with B’nai Mitzvah Academy Are you looking for a virtual tutor that will get your children Bar/Bat Mitzvah ready? By the end of our program, your child will recognize Hebrew letters and vowels, read Hebrew, chant the required B’nai Mitzvah blessings, and confidently recite a Torah and Haftarah portion by …

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The Perfect List of Sukkah Decorations Ideas for Sukkot

These Awesome Sukkah Decorations Ideas Will Get You Sukkot Party Ready If you are ever in a room where the question is asked, “What’s your favorite Jewish holiday?” you’ll hear people say Passover or Hanukkah more often than not. And that’s a fair answer because those two holidays are pretty awesome. But, my response will …

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