Guide to the Tu B’Shevat Seder and Other Customs

Jan 15, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
tu b'shvat seder, fruit

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 […]


This Week’s Torah Portion: Vaera

Jan 10, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
frog, 10 plagues, vaera

Name: Vaera Reading: Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 Haftara: Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 Parsha Summary – Vaera God Commands Moses to Deliver the Israelites God tells Moses that He is the Lord that appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that He promised to give them the land of Canaan. He says that He has heard the children of Israel crying and has remembered His promise, and will redeem them with […]

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DIY Israeli Breakfast

Jan 09, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
Israeli breakfast, shakshuka

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it looks different all over the world. Brits load up with a heavy plate of fried sausages, eggs, bread, and beans; the Japanese eat noodles in broth; the Dutch start the day with buttered white bread loaded with dark chocolate sprinkles or peanut butter. Wherever you’re from, we can agree on one thing: there are few […]