Category Archives: Judaica

Top Hanukkah Gifts for 2014

Hanukkah is getting closer and it’s time to get in the holiday shopping spirit. Without further ado, here are the top Hanukkah gift ideas for 2014: • Menorah: A new beautiful Hanukkah menorah is guaranteed to bring some extra joy to this special annual celebration of miracles, past and present. Today there exists a breathtaking […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know about Hanukkah

1) Calendar Hanukkah does not fall on the same dates each year because Jewish holidays are based on a combination of the lunar/solar calendar, unlike the traditional Gregorian calendar which is based solely on the earth’s movement around the sun. 2) The 2 Hanukkah Miracles Hanukkah commemorates the military victory of the Maccabees, a small […]

Sukkot: The Festival of Joy

Sukkot is a joyous festival beginning five days after Yom Kippur. It is also known as the Festival of Booths and the Feast of Tabernacles after the temporary booths or huts (Sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. The Sukkah Hut Why? According to Rabbinic tradition, Sukkot represents […]