Who Were the Maccabees?

The Maccabees have made a lasting impact on Jewish and global history, but much of their story is taught as like a myth. For even before the modern state of Israel, the Maccabees were a symbol of Jewish resistance in the face of non-Jewish oppressors and when Israel was established in the mid-20th century, they […]

Spinning & Winning: The Whys & Hows of Dreidel

One of Hanukkah’s most curious customs is the spinning top – called a dreidel in Yiddish and sevivon in Hebrew – that is played with throughout the eight-day holiday. The unusual game has a fascinating history and even more interesting rules: read on to find out more!

How Difficult Times Connect Jews to Judaism

 Jews have always shown their best sides in times of strife, and our globalized world has taken Jewish unity to a new level. Our Sages said  “The Jewish People are like the olive: Just as the olive only yields its oil after it has been crushed and squeezed, so too the Jewish People reveal their […]

How You Can Support Israel Now: Where to Give to Help Israelis Under Siege

Thankfully for those who need it the most right now, there are ways to make a significant difference no matter where you find yourself in the world right now. We believe in the power of coming together to make a positive impact so we’ve put together a list of ways to support Israeli civilians and […]