Category Archives: Judaica

Top Hanukkah Gifts for 2014

Nov 12, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Hanukkah is getting closer and it’s time to get in the holiday shopping spirit. Without further ado, here are the top Hanukkah gift ideas for 2014: • Menorah: A new beautiful Hanukkah menorah is guaranteed to bring some extra joy to this special annual celebration of miracles, past and present. Today there exists a breathtaking variety of this iconic Jewish symbol, including those brought to colorful life with the creative […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know about Hanukkah

Oct 31, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

1) Calendar Hanukkah does not fall on the same dates each year because Jewish holidays are based on a combination of the lunar/solar calendar, unlike the traditional Gregorian calendar which is based solely on the earth’s movement around the sun. 2) The 2 Hanukkah Miracles Hanukkah commemorates the military victory of the Maccabees, a small rebel band, over the mighty Greek army. In addition, it celebrates following miraculous re-dedication of […]

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Sukkot: The Festival of Joy

Oct 01, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Sukkot is a joyous festival beginning five days after Yom Kippur. It is also known as the Festival of Booths and the Feast of Tabernacles after the temporary booths or huts (Sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. The Sukkah Hut Why? According to Rabbinic tradition, Sukkot represents the Divine “clouds of glory” which surrounded the Israelites during their forty years of wandering […]

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