Secret Miracle

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

2 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

3 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

Memories of Sukkot in Israel

6 months ago Leighest 0
Sarah Serfaty, Mission Viejo, CA The Chagim, holidays, are right around the corner again. Pretty crazy how fast time goes by, right?! The High Holidays are a very special time and though we celebrate them all over the world, my favorite memories are of spending Sukkot in Israel, where I lived for four years. Just like Read More

Tips for an Easy Fast

6 months ago hkaplun 0
Sydney Winawer and Hannah Kaplun Yom Kippur is coming up really soon, so we’ve come up with some helpful tips to help you have an easy fast!   Prior to the fast: Drink coconut water! Coconut water will help when it comes to fasting because it’s full of carbohydrates that will help keep the hunger Read More

Start The New Year Off Right

6 months ago ssalles 0
The Hebrew year 5777 is almost over, which means Rosh Hashanah and 5778 are around the corner! You know what that means—time to make resolutions for the coming year. Here are a few to get you inspired:   Take on a new Mitzvah Mitzvahs an important way to connect Hashem and learn so much about Read More

Passover Seder – Shulchan Orech

11 months ago yhazan 0
Seder means order and on Passover, there are two nights in which a seder takes place. Fun Fact: There were fifteen steps leading to the Temple, corresponding to the fifteen Shir Ha’ma’alot (songs of Ascent) found in Psalms. Similarly, the Seder follows a fifteen stage-process of ascent. Shluchan Orech is the 10th. During this step, Read More

Maror-Why Remember Exile?

11 months ago csegal 0
Maror-everyone’s favorite part of the Seder, am I right? During the Passover Seders, there are three obligatory foods that we are commanded to eat: matza, the paschal lamb, and maror. Matza, as most know, is an unleavened bread. When the Jews were leaving Egypt, they were carrying dough on their backs and the sun baked Read More

The meaning of “Next year in Jerusalem”

11 months ago ssalles 0
When I was younger, my family would host a Passover seder every year. Each year, when we reached the famous phrase at the end of the seder: “next year in Jerusalem,” I would find myself curious about what it meant. Were they being serious? Or was this supposed to mean something deeper and metaphorical?   I couldn’t Read More
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