Category Archives: Judaica

The Seder Plate: Symbols of Freedom

The Passover Seder plate (ke’ara) is a special plate containing six symbolic foods used during the Passover Seder. Each of the six items arranged on the plate posses a special significance which teach us timeless lessons of the Jewish people’s physical and spiritual Exodus from Egypt. Many decorative and artistic Seder Plates sold in Judaica […]

Shabbat Candles: An Eternal Flame

“‘And G-d blessed the seventh day.” With what did he bless it? With the Shabbat candles”. (Midrash Bereishit Rabbah 11:2.) According to Jewish tradition, the first woman to light Shabbat candles Sarah, the wife of Avraham, who would light candles on the eve of the Shabbat in their tent, and the candles would miraculously burn […]

Bar Mitzvah: A Soulful Transition

The term “Bar Mitzvah” refers to two things: As soon as a Jewish boy turns 13 years old he automatically becomes a “Bar Mitzvah”, and is recognized by Jewish tradition as having the same moral and ethical responsibilities for his decisions and actions as a full grown man. However, the term “Bar Mitzvah” also refers […]