Category Archives: Jewish History

Let’s Shine A Light on Lesser-Known Hanukkah Facts!

In our previous blog, “How well do YOU know the Hanukkah story???” we had such a fantastic time writing about the exciting and wondrous story of Hanukkah that even though we tried our best to keep it short, our article ended up being far longer than we had expected well before we had even covered […]

How well do YOU know the Hanukkah story???

The moment anyone says the word, ‘Hanukkah,’ immediately, a flood of images comes to mind of beautiful Hanukkah Menorahs burning brightly in Jewish windows; of plates stacked high with crispy, fried potato latkes and sweet, jelly-filled sufganiyot; and of happy children playing on the floor with their games of  Dreidels and gelt. Indeed, the overall […]

The History Behind the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av

Thousands of years ago, when the First and Second Holy Temples stood in Jerusalem, the Jewish people prospered for centuries as they flourished in the golden ages where everything in Israel, from its unique culture to its judicial system and its societal structure, were built around worshiping God and the teachings of the Torah. During […]