Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Israel’s 70th: Seven Israeli Desserts for 70 Years

Seven Israeli Desserts for 70 Years This is a guest post from Rosa Seidenwar. Rosa Seidenwar is the founder of a new baking subscription box company in Israel, Lilyrose Bakers Box. In honor of Israel’s 70 years of independence I’ve come up with a list of the top 7 classic Israeli desserts, one for each decade. As […]

Black and Blue: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut

Today is Yom HaZikaron, the day of remembrance for those who died fighting for Israel and who lost their lives in terror attacks. Tonight, this day of national mourning will become a day of national celebration as we begin the annual festivities for Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. That the two are connected seems weird […]

Yom Hashoah – Reflections from Poland

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This Thursday, we will commemorate Yom Hashoah – the Jewish calendar’s Holocaust Memorial Day. In Israel, the day is marked by a national minute of silence, lowered flags, and official ceremonies held by the Government and Rabbinate. Across the world, communities hold memorial services and give their remaining Holocaust survivors a platform from which to […]