Category Archives: Judaica

The Star of David-A Brief History

Jewish Jewelry

The Star of David is a six-pointed star made up of two triangles superimposed over each other (hexagram). In Judaism, it is often called the Magen David, which means the “Shield of David,” in Hebrew. It is the most iconic Jewish symbol, the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?

The Meaning of the Shofar

The blowing of the shofar is the highlight of the Rosh Hashanah service, stemming from a verse in Leviticus 25:9: “Then you shall sound the horn loud; in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, the Day of Atonement, you shall have the horn sounded throughout your land.” But why? The Torah […]

Customs of the Rosh Hashanah Meals

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, like many Jewish holidays, includes its share of festive meals. These foods symbolize sweetness, blessings, and abundance, and are eaten as “good omens,” whose names themselves often suggest good things for the coming year. Let’s take a look: Honey On Rosh Hashanah we dip the challah in honey and […]