Category Archives: Holiday Gifts

The Best Ways to Celebrate Israeli Independence Day

Independence Day is the highlight of Israel’s calendar. It is solemnly ushered in on Mount Herzl by raising the flags lowered for Memorial Day and lighting ceremonial torches – and then becomes a day like no other. Huge street parties and concerts are set up in cities and paid for by the local municipalities, and […]

Bring the Seder to Life!

Seder night is one of the most exciting events in the Jewish calendar – especially if you’re still in school! Kids love Seder: when else do you get to stay up that late for dinner with Mom and Dad, eat Grandma’s famous matzah balls, bring your pillow to the table and bribe your parents over […]

Tu B’Shvat Traditions

Also known as Chag La’Ilanot (Festival for Trees), Tu B’Shvat is a holiday like no other! While most Jewish holidays are accompanied by restrictive laws or stories of the Jewish people’s almost-destruction, Tu B’Shvat exists simply to mark the passing of time. The Talmud states that there are four ‘New Years’ within the Jewish year: […]