Category Archives: Judaism

Your High Holiday 2021 Prep Checklist

It feels like every year, the High Holidays sneak up on us, and we end up scrambling to make sure everything is ready to celebrate the Jewish New Year.  In 2021, Elul starts on Sunday, August 8 at sundown. Rosh Hashanah 2021 will begin at sundown on Monday, September 6. We want to make sure […]

Why Do We Eat Pomegranates on Rosh Hashanah?

Pomegranates are a popular fruit to eat during Rosh Hashanah and a significant symbol in Judaism year-round. Since Rosh Hashanah 2021 begins on September 6 at sundown, now is the perfect time to learn more about the significance and symbolism of the pomegranate in Judaism and Rosh Hashanah.  Pomegranates in the Torah and other Jewish […]

Friday Night Shabbat Traditions, Explained

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 […]