Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

What YOU Can Do To Help Israel’s Forests This Tu BiShvat

Jan 09, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Israeli forest In honor of the upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat, the New Year of the Trees, Judaica WebStore is partnering with the Jewish National Fund to help replant Israel’s forests that were burned down in the devastating fires of 2021. We’ll be donating 10% of our profits between now and Tu BiShvat, January 17, to JNF’s forest rehabilitation project. That means that every purchase from our site will help plant trees […]

 

What Is Tu BiShvat? Learn About the New Year of the Trees

Jan 09, 2022  |  By Evelina G

After the whirlwind of the December holiday season and the secular New Year, things may currently feel more slow or gloomy, but we actually have a meaningful though often overlooked Jewish holiday coming up: Tu BiShvat! Also known as the New Year of the Trees (or in Hebrew Rosh Hashanah La’illanot), it lasts this year from sundown on Sunday, January 16, until sundown the following day. What is Tu BiShvat? […]

 

The Seven Species & What They Represent

Jan 08, 2022  |  By Mari

The pomegranate is one of the most unusual but popular Jewish symbols, found on jewelry, Judaica, and art, and usually the explanation behind the fruit’s importance is that it is one of the Seven Species or Shivat Haminim as they are called in Hebrew. The Seven Species are the foods that were found in ancient Israel and mentioned in the Torah in Deuteronomy: “A land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, and pomegranates, […]

 

Remembering Jerusalem on the Fast of Asarah B’Tevet

Dec 12, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Artist’s depiction of the Babylonian army burning down the First Temple and exiling the Jews from the Land of Israel Asarah b’Tevet, or the 10th of the Hebrew month of Tevet, falls this year on December 14 and is a solemn occasion on the Jewish calendar, marked by some Jews with mourning, fasting, and repentance.  It commemorates the anniversary of the beginning of the Babylonian siege on Jerusalem that would […]