Category Archives: Judaism

The Special Power of Jewish Blessings

Jun 26, 2022  |  By Evelina G

  Blessings – short prayers known as brachot in Hebrew – are a simple yet powerful, ancient Jewish tradition that allows us to add holiness to our daily lives. Judaism gives us countless opportunities to express gratitude for both the everyday and the extraordinary, with these timeless blessings that are more than mere words – they open a spiritual portal to connection with the Divine. These words often come from […]

 

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About the Star of David

Jun 23, 2022  |  By Abby S

The Star of David is the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?

 

Bar Mitzvah, Judaism’s Unique Transition Ritual

Jun 22, 2022  |  By Evelina G

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 to the religious ceremony that occurs in most Jewish communities to mark this occasion. The […]

 

What Is Kabbalah?

Jun 15, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Kabbalah Kabbalah is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood areas of Judaism. Learn more and get all your questions answered with this primer! The northern Israeli city of Tzfat, known for its rich kabbalistic tradition What is Kabbalah? Kabbalah is a mystical tradition and school of thought within Judaism, drawing on our original Jewish texts such as the Torah. It aims to understand and […]