Category Archives: Judaica

8 Fun Facts About Hanukkah

• Hanukkah is celebrated 8 days, even though the miracle of the oil was only 7 days (the first night was natural), to teach us that even seemingly natural events are really only hidden miracles as well. • The war of the Maccabees was the world’s first ideological war, fought by a small band of […]

Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday at the end of the year, is an 8 day celebration of thanksgiving. Interestingly, unlike any other Jewish holiday, the essence of its festive atmosphere derives almost entirely from home ritual and customs, including the candle lighting (of course) as well as a host of special holiday songs, games, and foods. […]

Meaning of the Star of David

Today, the Star of David is the premier Jewish symbol. Along with being the centerpiece on the flag of Israel, the six-pointed star (hexagram), made of two interlocking triangles, has long been a popular decorative symbol on all sorts of Judaica, jewelry and art. Because of its geometric symmetry and aesthetic appeal it’s easy to […]