Tag: religion

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hasidic Garb

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hasidic Garb

When you think of a Hasid, you think of someone with sidelocks, black hat, and a long black coat. But did you ever realize that there are many different variations of Hasidim? They all wear different kind of hats and some wear long coats, others […]

The holiday of Purim

The holiday of Purim

Tonight starts the celebration of Purim, the Jewish carnival. But the day is way more than just a regular carnival. Every ritual is laced with meaning and infused with spirituality. We are fasting today; the fast of Esther. If you know the story of Purim, […]

Pidjon Haben-redemption of the firstborn son.

Pidjon Haben-redemption of the firstborn son.

A pidyon haben, or “redemption of the firstborn son,” is a ceremony wherein the father of a firstborn male redeems his son by giving a kohen (a priestly descendant of Aaron) five silver coins, thirty days after the baby’s birth. -chabad.org For the exact reasons […]

Tu-b’shvat: New year of the trees

Tu-b’shvat: New year of the trees

As it’s 30 minutes before sabbath, I can only write extremely briefly about this holiday. The Holiday which celebrates the new beginning of the fruit-bearing cycle begins tonight. It’s the 15th of the Jewish month of Shevat. It’s our custom to celebrate it by eating […]

My prayer for the 8th night of Hannukah

My prayer for the 8th night of Hannukah

It’s the 8th night of Hannukah. It’s written in our holy books that on the last night, you can ask G-d for anything you need. It’s an auspicious time for prayer and prayer requests. I am sitting by the menorah, together with my husband and […]

Happy New Year-Shana Tova!

Happy New Year-Shana Tova!

Tonight is the Jewish New Year. Wishing all of us a Happy New Year, a year filled with love, light, health, happiness, riches and Nachas (If you follow this page, you should know what it means 😉 This year was tough on many levels. Personally, […]

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 […]

#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. […]

The anti religious

The anti religious

I have just skimmed through a couple of published posts on Orthodox Jews from around the web and without fail, you will find those who used to be ultra-orthodox and had left the fold leaving all kind of very negative comments about us. This makes […]