Tag: Jewish

Thursday tidbits: Why do Hasidic Jews bring their own food?

Thursday tidbits: Why do Hasidic Jews bring their own food?

Every Thursday I share an interesting tidbit that you might not have known about Ultra-Orthodox Judaism on my FB page. Since not everyone follows me on there, I thought I’ll start sharing them here too! Remember that there are many kinds of Jews and I […]

Jewish headstone ceremony

Jewish headstone ceremony

My grandparents were very special people. My grandfather passed away a few years ago. My grandmother passed away last summer. As per Jewish tradition, the headstone (matzeivah in Hebrew) was being unveiled around 11 months after her death. Most people do it either after 30 […]

A great man has gone..

A great man has gone..

For those of you who have read my last post, I had mentioned something about a man in our community being very ill. Sadly he passed away Friday night 🙁 I would like to write some words about him, to try and describe who and […]

#NaBloPoMo day 16 

#NaBloPoMo day 16 

   I shared this on my FB page bc this is me! If you are not Jewish, do your thing. If you’re Jewish, do your thing too. I’ll leave the judging up to G-d! Just be kind.  Peace!  #NaBloPoMo 

Senseless deaths, lives lost to terror. My thoughts.

Senseless deaths, lives lost to terror. My thoughts.

I don’t think I can post about random things after hearing about the attacks in Paris. We heard snippets and conflicting reports on Sabbath but since we cannot check the news it’s only tonight that I read and heard about the magnitude of it all. […]

Prayers for extra Divine merit.

Prayers for extra Divine merit.

Do you believe in prayers? I obviously do as praying is an integral part of my religion. We, the Jewish people have seen truly remarkable outcomes as a result of prayers. Just last week, a 22-year-old new mother (3 weeks after birth) got severely ill […]

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 […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

In Judaism, we don’t celebrate Mother’s Day as we strongly believe mothers should be celebrated every day. Being a mother is looked upon as the most sacred job in our culture. It’s the ultimate goal of a Jewish girl growing up. The mother is revered […]