Shabbat Candles: An Eternal Flame

“‘And G-d blessed the seventh day.” With what did he bless it? With the Shabbat candles”. (Midrash Bereishit Rabbah 11:2.) According to Jewish tradition, the first woman to light Shabbat candles Sarah, the wife of Avraham, who would light candles on the eve of the Shabbat in their tent, and the candles would miraculously burn […]

Israeli Cuisine: A True Melting Pot

Whether or not a “true Israeli cuisine” exists is open for debate, however there is no doubt Israel enjoys an eclectic cuisine rooted in the uniqueness of Israeli society itself. Coming from over 80 countries, Jews have returned to their ancient land, bringing with them the foods and recipes they developed during their wanderings over […]

Bar Mitzvah: A Soulful Transition

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 […]