Why Do Jews Light Candles?

Nov 17, 2021  |  By Evelina G

The Importance of Candlelighting in Judaism Candles hold a huge part in Jewish tradition, and every shabbat and holiday is ushered in by their lighting. Learn more about this beautiful custom, where it comes from, and the spiritual meaning of candles. Background It all began with shabbat. The Torah forbids Jews from lighting fires on shabbat – but, the Sages of the Talmud ruled that we can use fires lit […]

 

The Seven-Branched Menorah, Explained

Nov 07, 2021  |  By Evelina G

You’re probably familiar with the 9-branched menorah used on Hanukkah, which has historically been made using various shapes and materials, but did you know there is another, even older and more traditional type of menorah? That would be the 7-branched menorah – inspired by the iconic candelabra that was described in the Hebrew Bible and used by Moses in the Tabernacle, and was later lit daily in the Holy Temple […]

 

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Hanukkah Games and Activities

Nov 02, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Hanukkah is coming, which means it’s time to plan fun activities for your kids to keep them happy and entertained all eight nights! We’re bringing you our favorite Hanukkah games and activities that are fun for the whole family. Build Jewish pride and holiday joy in your little ones in creative, interactive ways that will build memories for years to come! 1. Dreidel Of course, we have to start off […]