Jewish Holidays

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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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Learn Rosh Hashanah Greetings in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish

This is How to Greet Someone Properly on Rosh Hashanah There are a variety of ways to let someone know that you are thinking of them during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on the first day of the month of Elul. You can wish them well in three different languages: English, Hebrew, …

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Beautiful Havdalah Sets to Use During the Saturday Night Ritual

Choose Your Favorite From These Havdalah Sets Shabbat is such an important weekly tradition that we can’t end the day of rest without acknowledgement. Cue Havdalah, the ritual ceremony in which we separate Shabbat from the rest of the week by reciting blessings over a cup of wine, sweet smelling spices, and a burning flame …

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Jewish Cookbooks that Should Absolutely Be on Your Kitchen Shelf

Favorite Jewish Cookbooks Your Bubbe Would Definitely Approve Of With so many fabulous recipes online these days, it begs the question…is there still a need for Jewish cookbooks? I believe the answer to that is a resounding yes. As made evident in so many of the ones listed here, Jewish cookbooks are not just a …

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25 of the Best Passover Recipes You NEED to Make for the Seder Meal

A Curated Roundup of the Absolute Best Passover Recipes There are thousands of Passover recipes on the internet and many more hidden deep in the pages of classic Jewish cookbooks. So many of these recipes look absolutely delectable; it’s hard to choose between them all and decide what to serve for seder! Passover isn’t the …

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Learn Havdalah Blessings: As Shabbat Ends, The Week Begins

Learn To Speak and Chant the Havdalah Blessings and Perform the Saturday Evening Ritual Ceremony Stand outside on Saturday night awaiting the darkness and three stars to shine in the sky. It’s the moment Shabbat ends and Havdalah begins, the ceremony which separates (Havdalah means separation in Hebrew) the holy day from the rest of …

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Holocaust Videos Appropriate for Middle Schoolers

Holocaust Videos and Film Resources for 5th – 9th Grades It is absolutely imperative that we teach about the horrors of the Holocaust, so that history does not repeat itself. It is a challenging subject to teach, especially to children. Middle school age children are old enough to understand what happened, but probably not quite …

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Which Passover Matzo Brand is Best? Ultimate Taste Test

Manischewitz vs. Streits vs. Yehuda Matzo Matzo is just matzo, right? It’s that cardboard-like cracker that we eat for one week a year that leaves crumbs everywhere. It seems every family has their favorite brand, mostly a tossup between Yehuda, Streits or Manischewitz. But matzo has had a revival of sorts in recent years, you …

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Download Virtual Shabbat Backgrounds for Zoom

Celebrate Shabbat In Style with Virtual Shabbat Backgrounds It’s been quite a change watching Shabbat services virtually over the past year. But, one thing we have all learned is that you don’t always need a physical sanctuary to bring sanctuary to people. I personally have greatly enjoyed not only watching my own synagogue’s weekly services, …

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