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Families around the world are celebrating Father’s Day 2022 on Sunday, June 19, and while it’s not a religious holiday, Judaism certainly has a lot to say about fatherhood. There are dozens of fathers throughout Jewish texts, including the Tanakh and Talmud, with the father-child relationship as a commonly explored theme. And in fact, even the relationship between God and the people of Israel is often [...]
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Did you know that the Chai is one of Judaism’s oldest symbols, representing the Jewish value of life and connected to both Kabbalistic and Zionist meanings? Check out our amazing fun facts below for everything you didn’t know about this special symbol! Chai incorporated into a pomegranate motif made with Eilat Stone 1. Chai, which means “life,” “living,” or “alive” in Hebrew, is [...]
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There are many rituals that help us bring in Shabbat on a Friday night: lighting candles, singing during Kabbalat Shabbat services, drinking wine and eating challah, and enjoying a festive meal with family and friends. Many of us are familiar with these traditions and incorporate them into our weekend. But where do these rituals come from? When did the Jewish people start lighting [...]
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Did you know Israel has its own iconic stone, used by Jews in the Jerusalem area for thousands of years till this day? You might have heard of “Jerusalem Stone” or seen Judaica items made out of it – read on to learn its long history and significance in the Land of Israel!   What is Jerusalem Stone?   “Jerusalem Stone” is [...]