hello The Second Temple in Jerusalem: Everything You Wanted to Know

Oct 26, 2021  |  By Evelina G

The Second Temple stood in Jerusalem from 516 BCE to 70 CE and was the focal point of Jewish religious and national life, as well as the most magnificent and important building in Jewish history. It was the meeting point between the Jewish people and the Divine, where sacrifices were offered, sins were forgiven, harvests were celebrated, musicians heralded the glory of G-d with ceremonious instruments, and kohanim (priests) conducted […]

 

hello 8 Classic Hanukkah Foods for a Festive Holiday All 8 Nights

Oct 24, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Hanukkah is eight nights, so if you’re planning on making a traditional Jewish meal for every night, you are probably looking for a bit of variety. We’re here to help you expand your menu and learn more about traditional Hanukkah foods, from the classics you probably already know about to more surprising customs from Jewish communities around the world.       Hanukkah foods tend to fall under one or […]

 

hello 10 Popular Phrases You Didn’t Know Came from the Bible

Oct 18, 2021  |  By Evelina G
10 Popular Phrases You Didn’t Know Came from the Bible

If you’re an English speaker, you’ve probably heard or used these popular sayings and idioms. But did you know that they all originate from our most holy Jewish text? Check out some of the most commonly used phrases from the Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, along with their original context. And take a moment to take pride in your Jewish heritage and the timeless wisdom of our tradition, still used in […]