8 Tips for a Healthy Hanukkah from JudaicaWebStore.com

Nov 17, 2015  |  By Arik Barel

We love parties & latkes as much as the next person. But this year our staff members are watching out for their health this Hanukkah. And we’re going to share some tips direct from them to help you stay on the healthy eating track this Hanukkah! 1. Cookie Conundrum Skip (most of) the cookies. You know those cookies they sell in the supermarket? Extremely attractive and colorful sugar-coated top and …

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The Haftorah

May 26, 2015  |  By Arik Barel

What is the Haftorah? Traditionally, on Shabbat and certain holidays and fast days, a passage from one of the Biblical books of the Prophets is read after the morning Torah reading, the “Haftorah”. Both the Torah and the Haftorah texts derive from the Hebrew Bible. The Torah consists of the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, and covers the period of time from the creation of …

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The Customs of Shavuot

May 12, 2015  |  By Arik Barel

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that today celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people more than 3300 years ago at Mount Sinai. The Talmud tells us that God gave the Torah to the Jews on the sixth night of the Hebrew month of Sivan which always falls 50 days after the second night of Passover. In Biblical times, Shavuot also was one of the three pilgrimage festivals …

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