Category Archives: Judaica

Connect with the Land of Israel with Jerusalem Stone

Oct 17, 2021  |  By Evelina G

You might have heard of “Jerusalem Stone” or seen Judaica items made out of it – but you might not know its long history and significance in the Land of Israel! What is Jerusalem Stone? “Jerusalem Stone” is a term used for three types of stone – limestone, dolomite, and dolomitic limestone – naturally found all over the Jerusalem area and the Judean hills in Israel. This sturdy rock has […]

 

Hanukkah Traditions 101

Oct 10, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Now that the High Holidays are over, it’s Hanukkah season! Hanukkah 2021 begins at sundown on Sunday, November 28, and it’s never too early to brush up on the holiday traditions and make sure you have everything you need. Learn about where Hanukkah comes from and the most common holiday customs and their origins below! The Origins of Hanukkah Hanukkah (also commonly spelled Chanukah) was established in honor of the […]

 

Hanukkah Prep: Menorahs 101

Oct 10, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Hanukkah will be here in less than two months, and Jews all over the world will be lighting their Hanukkah menorahs, or hanukkiahs, for eight nights in a row starting with the evening of Sunday, November 28. Lighting the 9-branched menorah, whether with oil or candles, is Hanukkah’s most central and iconic ritual. Due to this centrality and importance, a number of specifications and traditions have developed regarding what a […]