Category Archives: Judaism

Festivals In The Omer

Israeli flag, flag of Israel

Passover is over and we have moved into one of the more serious periods of the Jewish calendar. Named the Omer, it is an official countdown of the 50 days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost), the holiday on which we celebrate receiving the Torah from God on Mount Sinai. The seven weeks of the Omer […]

A Passover Poem

Jewish people wondered through the desert for 40 years

It’s very nearly Passover! On Monday night we’ll start Recalling plagues and slavery and Pharoah’s hardened heart For many years ago the Jews were bound as slaves in Egypt They catered to King Pharoah’s whims; built pyramids and huge crypts Their lives were hard and miserable. They lived in fear and pain Until one day […]

Your 8 Step Guide to Preparing for Passover

lego man cleaning for Passover

Purim is over which means one thing: Passover is well and truly on its way. The holiday’s strict rules and intense rituals demand more preparation than other festivals so by our count, it’s time to start getting ready! Passover has eight days, so here is our comprehensive, foolproof eight-step guide to planning – and pulling […]