Holidays

Shavuot: Revisited

4 days ago Emilio Chayo 0
Once again we come closer to another wonderful Jewish holiday, and what better holiday is there but Shavuot? The day of the year you break your  diet, and stuff your face with cheesecake and ice cream and don’t even feel too bad about it because, hey! It’s Shavuot! You are supposed to do it! Shavuot Read More

Bonfires, S’mores, and Way More!

3 weeks ago sweiss 0
Lag Ba’Omer is a festive Jewish holiday that lands on the 33rd day of the Omer count. A day filled with fun, family, and festivity, it is also a day that commemorates the day of passing for the great scholar, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. He lived in the second century of the common era and Read More

Unity in Fire

3 weeks ago Emilio Chayo 0
Lag B’omer: what’s your deal? You confuse me. You’re sandwiched in the middle of two very important holidays, Pesach and Shavuot. You are a mystery. You’re celebrated with the lighting of a fire. Why? I know why we eat matzah on Passover, I know why we eat oily food when Chanukah rolls around: These make Read More

5 Misconceptions to not Pass Over

2 months ago Andegeko 0
It’s finally the time of year for Passover! A time when we learn about and celebrate the journey of the Jews out of Egypt to the land of Israel. I’m sure that during this time of year, you hear many funny misconceptions about Passover. Here are the top five. 1. “Wait, If I don’t like Read More

Personal Freedom in the 21st Century

2 months ago Noah Roffe 0
The holiday of Pesach is all about being free. Around 3330 years ago, Hashem took our ancestors out of slavery in Egypt, through Moshe.  It was then that the Jewish people became a nation, and where personal freedom was finally fulfilled. What is personal freedom anyway, and was it the same c. 3330 years ago? Read More

Don’t Passover this Holiday!

2 months ago Bmiller 0
Most people dread the holiday of Passover because of the eating restrictions, like not eating bread. I am not one of those people–I couldn’t be more excited! Passover is a time of innovation; we get to be creative because of the restrictions. My favorite matzah dish is matzah pizza! For me and my family, Passover Read More

Secret Miracle

3 months ago csegal 0
Five years ago today, my world changed forever.   But, I didn’t know it yet.   Today is Purim: the holiday of secret miracles. What many don’t realize is that secret miracles aren’t only a thing of the past, but still very much of the present.   As a child, I was the shyest person Read More

What Purim Teaches Us About Jewish Pride

3 months ago Noah Roffe 0
One of the many lessons that we learn from Purim is the importance of maintaining Jewish pride. The Purim story takes place during a time of exile and in an environment of anti-semitism. The Jewish people had recently been driven out of the land of Israel and were living under the authority of the Persian Read More

Amazing Fruits To Try

4 months ago ssalles 0
In honor of Tu B’Shevat here are some amazing fruits to try that are honestly amazing! Amazing fruits to try Grapes These are so yummy and so fun to eat too. Not only do they taste good but have beneficial antioxidants and a high water content. Grapes can be sour or sweet depending on when Read More

How We Experience The Miracles of Chanukah Everyday

5 months ago ssalles 0
Chanukah is a very special holiday celebrating the miracle that occurred in the second Beit Hamikdash thousands of years ago. Today, we often wish for a huge miracle in our day-to-day lives, but did you know we experience and witness them every day? For most of us, our lives consist of waking up, eating breakfast Read More
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