Category Archives: Judaica

Judaicapedia: What is Challah?

Friday night dinner. What comes to mind? Hot chicken soup, maybe some gefilte fish, and of course, hot fluffy challah. Unlike the other foods mentioned, challah is actually a religious ritual, just as Kiddush is. This fluffy braided bread has its place at the Shabbat table, as Motzi– breaking bread- is done after Kiddush and […]

Judaicapedia: What is a Mezuzah?

Mezuzahs are one piece of Judaica that can be found in our daily lives. Usually found on the upper doorpost, around shoulder height, of nearly every Jewish home, these rectangular or cylindrical boxes can be found placed at an angle, with it being touched by a hand and then kissed by whoever passes through the […]