Category Archives: Judaica

The Wonderful Joys of Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, which translates into “the Joys of the Torah,” is a jovial, extremely happy holiday filled with lots of singing, dancing, and overall merriment, making it a favorite among children and the young at heart.  Introduced sometime in late antiquity, the holiday went through many developments and changes before ultimately becoming the popular celebration […]

All About the Tallit

The Tallit (often called a prayer shawl or Tallis, with many spelling variations) is perhaps the most recognizable and universal Jewish ritual object, with a rich history going back millennia. But what is it really? Where does it come from? And why do Jews wear it? The basic origins of the Tallit go back to […]