Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Lag BaOmer

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 […]

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

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 […]

Black and Blue: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut

Today is Yom HaZikaron, the day of remembrance for those who died fighting for Israel and who lost their lives in terror attacks. Tonight, this day of national mourning will become a day of national celebration as we begin the annual festivities for Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. That the two are connected seems weird […]