Jewish Charms: What Brings Good Luck

As Jews, we know there are talismans, symbols and amulets that are said to bring in good luck, or at least keep evil away.  In Jewish tradition, we believe that every person has a yetzer tov– good inclinations- and a yetzer hara– bad inclinations, similar to the concept of good and bad luck. In Judaism […]

Our Sukkot Guests: The Ushpizin

On Sukkot it is not unusual to have guests over in our sukkah- friends and family who came for a meal, some Sukkah hoppers (the Jewish equivalent of trick-or-treaters who go from sukkah to sukkah in search of the best candy) and occasionally a raccoon who found your leftover challah you forgot to bring in. […]

5778: Year of the Shofar

Many don’t know of Rosh Hashanah as Yom Teruah, a “Day of Shouting”, but over this past year, we have had a lot to shout about- in the best of ways. We shouted for change, we shouted for celebration, we shouted for entertainment, and we got all of that. This year has been a year […]