Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

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, […]

Guide to the Tu B’Shevat Seder and Other Customs

tu b'shvat seder, fruit

The next Jewish holiday is Tu B’Shevat – literally, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. This year, it falls on the night of January 30th, and is considered the “New Year” for trees (learn more about the four Jewish New Years here). The date was chosen for a very beautiful reason: the middle […]

The Best Ever Latke Recipe!

hanukkah latkes

Hanukkah means latkes! Crunchy on the outside and steamy soft within, these delicious potato pancakes are an amazing Hanukkah treat that’s perfect for the whole family, filling, and a great side dish to any meal. Here’s our recipe for perfect potato pancakes. It really is the best ever latke recipe! Pro Tips: ✅ Never fry in olive […]