Purim Traditions Explained

The festive Jewish holiday of Purim will begin on Saturday night, March 23, 2024 – or Sunday night, March 24 if you live in Jerusalem – and last through the following day as one of the biggest parties in the Jewish calendar. Below are its key traditions, and don’t forget to check out our full […]

Why Some Are Calling the ICJ Case Against Israel the Modern Dreyfus Affair

As Israel fights one of its toughest wars yet, following the brutal attack by Hamas on October 7, 2023, Israelis and Jews all over the world are also facing rising antisemitism. Read on to learn why many Israelis see the recent case against Israel in the International Court of Justice as part of this trend, […]

How Israel Rediscovered the Ancient Tekhelet Dye

The original Biblical commandment called for adding a blue string called tekhelet to the white tzitzit fringes on one’s tallit or shirt. The exact blue dye for this string has been lost for most of Jewish history, leading to most Jews having a tradition of only wearing white tzitzit strings; however, modern Israeli scientists and rabbinic authorities have rediscovered the ancient […]

Top Love Symbols in Judaism You Didn’t Know About

Check out these uniquely Jewish representations of love, and then get your loved one a romantic Jewish gift right from our site here! And for more on what Judaism has to say about love, check out our blogs on What Jewish Texts Tell Us About Romantic Love and Top 5 Romantic Couples in the Bible.