Everything You Need to Know About: 10th Tevet

Jan 08, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein

In the Jewish calendar, today is 10th Tevet (Asarah B’Tevet), one of the six fasts in the Jewish year. Similar to 9th Av (Tish B’Av) and the 17th Tammuz (Shiva Asar B’Tammuz), it commemorates the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temple. The 10th of Tevet marks the beginning of the Babylonian siege against Jerusalem. Led by their king Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty forces – armed with rich …

Category  : Judaism   
 

Winter Warmers: Matzah Ball Soup

Jan 01, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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January has arrived, bringing crisp air and bare trees and unrelenting, bone-chilling cold. Every time I leave the house, the call of centuries of (overly) concerned Jewish mothers reverberates through my head: Take your coat! January’s icy chill invariably strikes even the strongest of us down with coughs, colds and the dreaded flu. When germs and sickness come knocking at the door, the Jewish mother has one fix-all solution in …

Category  : Jewish and Israeli Food   
 

Hanukkah Sameach!

Dec 25, 2016  |  By Shira Goldstein
Hanukkah Sameach Poem

The gifts have been bought and the latkes are fried, It’s warm in the house and it’s freezing outside. The family arrives as day turns to night Ready to welcome the Festival of Light You gather together and strike up a match – Hold out the flame until all eight lights catch. You chant out the blessings and sing songs so lyrical To praise and thank God for performing a …

Category  : Judaism