Modeh Ani: The Morning Prayer

Each and every morning, we awake hopefully feeling refreshed and renewed, and according to Jewish tradition, the first thing we do once opening our eyes is saying the prayer of Modeh Ani. Modeh Ani is a way to thank G-d for giving a new day, with new challenges and new rewards. The prayer is very short […]

Judaicapedia: What is Challah?

Friday night dinner. What comes to mind? Hot chicken soup, maybe some gefilte fish, and of course, hot fluffy challah. Unlike the other foods mentioned, challah is actually a religious ritual, just as Kiddush is. This fluffy braided bread has its place at the Shabbat table, as Motzi– breaking bread- is done after Kiddush and […]

Israel’s National Symbols List

Everyone knows that Israel’s national anthem is Hatikva, and it is obvious that the national colors are blue and white, but do you know about the rest of Israel’s national symbols? Some of the rest of Israel’s symbols might be obvious, while others might make you think, but all have some kind of origin in […]