Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

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 […]

Understanding the Greatest Mitzvah of Them All: Shabbat Explained

Throughout the centuries, plenty of famous rabbis and respected Torah scholars have asserted that if a Jew must keep only a single mitzvah his entire life, then he is obligated to keep the Shabbat. Widely regarded as a precious “gift” to the Jewish people, the Shabbat is deemed so important that according to Talmudic sources, […]

Celebrating Independence While Under Lockdown

Although Israel has begun to take its first small steps towards returning back to normal life following weeks of battling the coronavirus’ infectious wave, things are still far from being normal, leaving many Israelis wondering how dramatically different this year’s Yom HaZikaron and Yom Haatzmaut will be in comparison to previous years. It is already […]