Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Guide to the Seder

Seder plate

With just days left until Passover, it’s time to make sure you know your way around the Seder. After all, it comes complete with unique rituals, interesting foods, and its own book, making it one of the most important and exciting nights in the Jewish calendar! Here’s your complete guide to the Seder: Kadesh What […]

Purim Story Summary

Purim Queen Esther

Purim Story Summary Introduction King Achashverosh reigns over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. In the third year of his reign, he made a magnificent 180-day feast for the nobles of his lands, followed by a week-long feast for the people of Shushan, his capital city. Queen Vashti throws a party in her house for […]

Fruit and Trees in Judaism

fruit trees, tu b'shvat

Tomorrow night, we’ll celebrate Tu B’Shevat. Literally translated as the 15th of Shevat, it’s the Jewish calendar’s New Year for Trees. It may sound surprising that something as mundane and ubiquitous as trees should deserve their own holiday among dates as lofty as the Day of Atonement and the Festival of the Pentecost… but nevertheless, […]