Category Archives: Judaism

Planning the Perfect Hanukkah

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Winter is here, and that means one thing: Hanukkah is on its way! We love everything about the holiday. After all, Hanukkah has cool traditions, amazing food (and endless parties to eat it at), a fantastic story, and – possibly best of all – gifts for days. Whether you’re a seasoned festive pro or a […]

Chag HaSigd – The Sigd Festival

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Chag HaSigd – the Festival of Sigd – is an Ethiopian-Jewish holiday which this year falls on Shabbat November 18th and will be celebrated on the preceding Thursday. It has been a national Israeli holiday since 2008. Celebrated by the Beita Yisrael (Beta Israel) community, it’s one of the least-known and most-interesting festivals in the […]

Cheshvan and the Rainbow

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The Jewish calendar is chock full of feasts and fasts, but one page in the calendar has remained conspicuously empty throughout the millennia: Cheshvan. Cheshvan follows Tishrei, which is jam-packed with some of the most significant events in the Jewish year (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah), as well as some of […]