Lag B’Omer Explained

Every year on Lag B’Omer, Israeli children and adults alike create massive bonfires with friends and family to celebrate this minor religious holiday. Some create a bonfire for the fun of it while others light a fire for the mystic connection, but either way, Lag B’Omer is a day of fun and celebration. Lag B’Omer […]

Judaicapedia: What Is A Ketubah?

Right before the Jewish wedding ceremony, usually during the time of the reception, the groom and two witnesses sign a special wedding contract called a ketubah. A ketubah is a Jewish wedding contract written in Aramaic, the legal language of Judaism, and states the husband’s obligations to the wife. The ketubah is later read out […]

What Makes Israel’s Independence Day Different

Most of Israel’s holidays are religious holidays, with the exception of three incredibly important days; Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. These three holidays, happy and sad, were established after 1948 and are a time where the country as a whole celebrates together and mourns together. Last week was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust […]