Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Lag B’Omer Explained

Lag BOmer Explained

Every year on Lag B’Omer, Israeli children and adults alike create massive bonfires with friends and family to celebrate this minor religious holiday. Some create a bonfire for the fun of it while others light a fire for the mystic connection, but either way, Lag B’Omer is a day of fun and celebration. Lag B’Omer […]

What Makes Israel’s Independence Day Different

Yom Haatzmaut

Most of Israel’s holidays are religious holidays, with the exception of three incredibly important days; Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. These three holidays, happy and sad, were established after 1948 and are a time where the country as a whole celebrates together and mourns together. Last week was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust […]

Purim Traditions Explained

This Wednesday night, or Thursday if you live in Jerusalem, will begin the festive Jewish holiday of Purim. Everyone goes to hear Megillat Esther with a grogger in hand, people hand out gift baskets full of food before attending a lavish meal, people eat triangle shaped cookies called Hamentashen, and of course, everyone is in costume. […]