Category: Holidays

What did you always want to know? 

What did you always want to know? 

As I’m thinking of blog material, I thought a good way would be to ask you, the readers. What are some questions you always wanted answers to? Anything you’d like me to write about regarding my faith? Or just any interesting question you have which […]

Continuation: New year and the Holy day of atonement Yom kippur

Continuation: New year and the Holy day of atonement Yom kippur

We left off by the prayers. We all go home and eat a festive meal together with the family. In the afternoon there is another beautiful tradition called Tashlich. The name is derived from the Hebrew word “casting” as in casting away our sins. The whole […]

Rosh Hashana- The Jewish New year

Rosh Hashana- The Jewish New year

Rosh Hashanah meaning Rosh=Head Shanah=Year (New Year) Tonight is the Jewish New year, the start of the High Holidays. We, the Jewish nation are being judged by G-d on that day and it is decreed who will live or die, who will be poor or […]

Shavuot-celebrating the giving of the Torah

Shavuot-celebrating the giving of the Torah

Saturday night we celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot means weeks as it marks the completion of 7 weeks of counting from Passover till Shavuot. It starts on Saturday night and ends Monday night. But since it’s the Sabbath we actually call it a […]

How do Hasidic Jews prepare for Passover

How do Hasidic Jews prepare for Passover

The holiday of Passover is coming. If you follow me on FB you might have seen my updates on how busy I am with preparations. I thought I’d go into a bit more details so you can see for yourself all that it entails. Let’s […]