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The Special Power of Jewish Blessings

Jun 26, 2022  |  By Evelina G

  Blessings – short prayers known as brachot in Hebrew – are a simple yet powerful, ancient Jewish tradition that allows us to add holiness to our daily lives. Judaism gives us countless opportunities to express gratitude for both the everyday and the extraordinary, with these timeless blessings that are more than mere words – they open a spiritual portal to connection with the Divine. These words often come from […]

 

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About the Star of David

Jun 23, 2022  |  By Abby S

The Star of David is the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?

 

Bar Mitzvah, Judaism’s Unique Transition Ritual

Jun 22, 2022  |  By Evelina G

The term “Bar Mitzvah” refers to two things: As soon as a Jewish boy turns 13 years old he automatically becomes a “bar mitzvah”, and is recognized by Jewish tradition as having the same moral and ethical responsibilities for his decisions and actions as a full grown man. However, the term “bar mitzvah” also refers to the religious ceremony that occurs in most Jewish communities to mark this occasion. The […]

 

Celebrate Father’s Day with Our Favorite Biblical Dads

Jun 19, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Families around the world are celebrating Father’s Day 2022 on Sunday, June 19, and while it’s not a religious holiday, Judaism certainly has a lot to say about fatherhood.  There are dozens of fathers throughout Jewish texts, including the Tanakh and Talmud, with the father-child relationship as a commonly explored theme. And in fact, even the relationship between God and the people of Israel is often described in Judaism as akin to that between a parent […]