The Best Ways to Celebrate Israeli Independence Day

May 09, 2016  |  By Sarah Gold

Independence Day is the highlight of Israel’s calendar. It is solemnly ushered in on Mount Herzl by raising the flags lowered for Memorial Day and lighting ceremonial torches – and then becomes a day like no other. Huge street parties and concerts are set up in cities and paid for by the local municipalities, and feature live bands, dazzling firework displays, and delicious Israeli street food! The next day, sizzling […]

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Bring the Seder to Life!

Apr 20, 2016  |  By Sarah Gold

Seder night is one of the most exciting events in the Jewish calendar – especially if you’re still in school! Kids love Seder: when else do you get to stay up that late for dinner with Mom and Dad, eat Grandma’s famous matzah balls, bring your pillow to the table and bribe your parents over a cracker?! As parents, we want our children to grow up with a sense of […]

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Tu B’Shvat Traditions

Jan 27, 2016  |  By Sarah Gold

Also known as Chag La’Ilanot (Festival for Trees), Tu B’Shvat is a holiday like no other! While most Jewish holidays are accompanied by restrictive laws or stories of the Jewish people’s almost-destruction, Tu B’Shvat exists simply to mark the passing of time. The Talmud states that there are four ‘New Years’ within the Jewish year: Rosh Hashana (New Year for people and vegetable tithes), the first of Nissan (beginning of […]

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