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 […]

Judaica: What is a Tallit?

A kosher tallit is a large square of fabric that is generally white and used for morning prayers throughout the week and on Shabbat. The Jewish prayer shawl history starts in ancient Israel when during the day people would wrap their head and shoulders with a large white cloth to protect their skin from the […]