Category Archives: Holiday Gifts

7 Shavuot Foods from Around the World

It is a widespread custom to eat dairy foods on Shavuot, and for many Ashkenazi Jews, that means enjoying cheesecake, blintzes, and other sweet, creamy desserts. However, Jewish communities around the world have their own treasured Shavuot recipes that utilize local ingredients and reflect the beautiful diversity of global Jewish culture. We have rounded up […]

7 Strong Mothers in the Tanakh

Mother’s Day in the United States is celebrated on Sunday, May 9, 2021. While the holiday isn’t religious per se, Judaism has a strong tradition of honoring our mothers and the other strong women who raise us, take care of us, guide us, and make us the people we are today.  Within the Tanakh (also […]

The Wonderful Joys of Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, which translates into “the Joys of the Torah,” is a jovial, extremely happy holiday filled with lots of singing, dancing, and overall merriment, making it a favorite among children and the young at heart.  Introduced sometime in late antiquity, the holiday went through many developments and changes before ultimately becoming the popular celebration […]