What Judaism Tells Us About Fatherhood

May 12, 2022  |  By Abby S

In the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world, Father’s Day 2022 falls on Sunday, June 19. While Father’s Day isn’t a Jewish holiday per se, many Jewish families use this day as an opportunity to honor the father figures in their lives who deserve to be celebrated. Like so many relationships and roles in life, Judaism has a lot to say about fathers and fatherhood. There are dozens of […]

 

Israel’s Amazing Archeological Discovery: Ancient Hebrew Curse Amulet

May 11, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Archeologists have recently discovered a small yet exciting artifact in the Land of Israel: a tiny folded tablet believed to date back to around 1200 BCE or earlier, containing curses and God’s name written in lead on the inside in an early form of the Hebrew script. It’s been dubbed a “curse amulet,” and its age has astounded scholars – if the estimated age is accurate, it would make it […]

 

The Jewish Connection to Mother’s Day

May 08, 2022  |  By Evelina G

As today is Mother’s Day, we’re exploring the long Jewish tradition of honoring one’s mother, and what’s Jewish about a day devoted to the women who raise us – along with the best Jewish ways of honoring your own mom! Mothers in Judaism One of the most famous of the Biblical commandments is to “honor your father and mother,” and the Torah gives us a number of matriarchal role models with loving, wise qualities […]