Category Archives: Judaism

Guide to the Tu B’Shevat Seder and Other Customs

Jan 15, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
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The next Jewish holiday is Tu B’Shevat – literally, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. This year, it falls on the night of January 30th, and is considered the “New Year” for trees (learn more about the four Jewish New Years here). The date was chosen for a very beautiful reason: the middle of Shevat (end of January – mid February) is traditionally when almond trees – the […]

 

Planning the Perfect Hanukkah

Nov 27, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
hanukkah menorah

Winter is here, and that means one thing: Hanukkah is on its way! We love everything about the holiday. After all, Hanukkah has cool traditions, amazing food (and endless parties to eat it at), a fantastic story, and – possibly best of all – gifts for days. Whether you’re a seasoned festive pro or a holiday novice, getting ready for Hanukkah can be a daunting prospect. There aren’t just one […]

 

Chag HaSigd – The Sigd Festival

Nov 12, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
Sigd festival, ethiopia, globe

Chag HaSigd – the Festival of Sigd – is an Ethiopian-Jewish holiday which this year falls on Shabbat November 18th and will be celebrated on the preceding Thursday. It has been a national Israeli holiday since 2008. Celebrated by the Beita Yisrael (Beta Israel) community, it’s one of the least-known and most-interesting festivals in the Jewish calendar. What is Chag HaSigd? Its name, Sigd, is from the root √sgd, which means […]

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