Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

The Amazing Menorahs of Israel

Israel’s national symbol of the seven branched menorah- as seen on Israel’s emblem. This specific menorah resembles the one found in the Beit HaMikdash- Temple, the one which was the basis for the miracle of Chanukah. The seven branched menorah lasted eight days of being lit with a small jug of oil, which is why we […]

Hanukkah Eats: The History Behind The Jelly Donut

A few things come to mind when thinking about Hanukkah- lighting the Hanukkah menorah together and singing the traditional songs, making latkes, playing dreidel, buying the perfect gift for someone, and of course, eating a jelly donut. Some of these things are directly relevant to the story of Hanukkah such as lighting the menorah and […]

Our Sukkot Guests: The Ushpizin

On Sukkot it is not unusual to have guests over in our sukkah- friends and family who came for a meal, some Sukkah hoppers (the Jewish equivalent of trick-or-treaters who go from sukkah to sukkah in search of the best candy) and occasionally a raccoon who found your leftover challah you forgot to bring in. […]