8 Must-Know Hanukkah Gift Giving Rules in 2014

Nov 09, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

This year YOU will win Hanukkah by following these simple, but very helpful Hanukkah gift-giving guidelines. 1. Go Traditional. Choosing a traditional Hanukkah gift is an easy way to ensure that your gift will be loved and appreciated. Traditional gifts include Hanukkah menorahs, dreidels, and Judaica. In many houses, tradition includes useful or practical items, like Dead Sea bath products, Jewish themed kitchen items, Jewish books, Jewish music, or Jewish […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know about Hanukkah

Oct 31, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

1) Calendar Hanukkah does not fall on the same dates each year because Jewish holidays are based on a combination of the lunar/solar calendar, unlike the traditional Gregorian calendar which is based solely on the earth’s movement around the sun. 2) The 2 Hanukkah Miracles Hanukkah commemorates the military victory of the Maccabees, a small rebel band, over the mighty Greek army. In addition, it celebrates following miraculous re-dedication of […]

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Sukkot: The Festival of Joy

Oct 01, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Sukkot is a joyous festival beginning five days after Yom Kippur. It is also known as the Festival of Booths and the Feast of Tabernacles after the temporary booths or huts (Sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. The Sukkah Hut Why? According to Rabbinic tradition, Sukkot represents the Divine “clouds of glory” which surrounded the Israelites during their forty years of wandering […]

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