Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Yom Yerushalayim – Why Jerusalem?

May 09, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

This Sunday, Jerusalem will turn blue and white once again as we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day. It’s one of the festivals in the Omer, the newest holiday on the Jewish calendar, and a very special day – especially for Modern Orthodox and Religious Zionist Jewish communities. It celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem, which happened 51 years ago. Jerusalem is at the centre of Jewish prayer and philosophy. It’s […]

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Lag BaOmer

Apr 30, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Lag BaOmer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer. What is the Omer? The period of the Jewish calendar between Passover and Pentecost (Pesach and Shavuot). The 33rd day falls on the 18th of Iyar. The day marks the anniversary of the death of Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century disciple of the famous Rabbi Akiva. According to legend, he spent 12 years living in a cave with water and […]

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Israel’s 70th: Seven Israeli Desserts for 70 Years

Apr 18, 2018  |  By Guest

Seven Israeli Desserts for 70 Years This is a guest post from Rosa Seidenwar. Rosa Seidenwar is the founder of a new baking subscription box company in Israel, Lilyrose Bakers Box. In honor of Israel’s 70 years of independence I’ve come up with a list of the top 7 classic Israeli desserts, one for each decade. As a pastry chef I find it critical to do market research and as such, pride […]