Category Archives: Judaism

Your 8 Step Guide to Preparing for Passover

Mar 22, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
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 off – the perfect Passover. 1) Cleaning for Passover may seem daunting, but it doesn’t […]

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Purim: An Overview

Feb 16, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

The next holiday in the Jewish calendar is Purim. It has everything: a gripping story, fabulous costumes, delicious food and engaging, exciting customs and commands. Here’s everything you need to know about Purim: There are four official Purim mitzvot – commandments. They are: 1) Megilla The megilla is a special scroll on which the Purim story is written. We listen to the story, which is sung to its own special […]

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A Tree Hugger’s Guide to Tu B’Shvat

Feb 08, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

This Shabbat, we will celebrate the festival of Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for trees. The day is often marked by eating 15 different kinds of fruit or holding a Tu B’Shvat seder, complete with four glasses of delicious Israeli wine! Many Jewish schools and communities use the 15th of Shvat as an opportunity to teach their students and congregants about the importance of trees and protecting the environment. It’s […]

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