Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Mah Nishtanah: What Makes Passover Different

Passover begins this Friday which means almost everyone is in full-swing of cleaning and cooking for this weeklong holiday. If you live outside of Israel, then you probably participate in two nights of the Passover Seder, which brings together family and friends to retell the story of the Jewish people leaving slavery in Egypt, and […]

Purim Traditions Explained

This Wednesday night, or Thursday if you live in Jerusalem, will begin the festive Jewish holiday of Purim. Everyone goes to hear Megillat Esther with a grogger in hand, people hand out gift baskets full of food before attending a lavish meal, people eat triangle shaped cookies called Hamentashen, and of course, everyone is in costume. […]

Purim: How Queen Esther Saved The Day

The holiday of Purim is slowly creeping up on us and Israel has already started its preparations! Costume stores have popped up on nearly every corner, hamentashen (a triangle shaped cookie stuffed with something sweet) have made their appearance in bakeries, and people have begun considering what to put in their Mishloach Manot– traditional gift baskets- […]