Judaica

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Kippah or Yarmulke? What is it and what is it called? What does it mean? The iconic circular Jewish head covering is called a Kippah in Hebrew and Yarmulke in Yiddish. “Kippah” comes from the Hebrew word for “dome,” while “Yarmulke” is a Yiddish adaptation of the Aramaic word for “fear the King,” the King referring to God. If you live in an English-speaking [...]
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The Tallit is perhaps the most recognizable and universal Jewish ritual object, with a rich history going back millennia. Despite its long history, plenty of questions regarding the Tallit remain, even for people who have been wearing it for years! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Tallit, including its origins, the different types, and [...]
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Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the New Year according to the Hebrew calendar. It is celebrated by millions of Jewish communities worldwide in a variety of ways. This year, Rosh Hashanah 2022 will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 25 and end at sundown on Tuesday, September 27.  While a typical secular New Year celebration usually involves balloons, champagne, [...]