Category Archives: Judaism

Guide to the Seder

Mar 13, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
Seder plate

With just days left until Passover, it’s time to make sure you know your way around the Seder. After all, it comes complete with unique rituals, interesting foods, and its own book, making it one of the most important and exciting nights in the Jewish calendar! Here’s your complete guide to the Seder: Kadesh What it means: Kiddush (sanctifying wine) You will need: Kiddush cups or wine glasses, wine or […]

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Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha

Feb 13, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
adar, happiness, freedom

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar – the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar. This month is home to one of the most exciting holidays in the Jewish calendar: Purim! Purim is unique in the Jewish calendar because, unlike other festivals which are intended as celebratory or happy or joyful, Purim doesn’t carry happiness in name or intention alone. In the Talmud – the enormous, multi-volume Aramaic […]

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Special Shabbatot

Feb 05, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
shekel coin

In Judaism, Shabbat is both our day off from the trials and labour of the working week, and our opportunity to reconnect to the things in life that are most important to us. Instead of focusing on our phones, work, and traffic, we get a whole day to instead zoom in on our families, great food, and of course, the Torah. Every Shabbat morning, a portion of the Torah – […]

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