What is the Western Wall?

Jerusalem’s “Western Wall”, a.k.a. the “Wailing Wall” or “Kotel”, is arguably the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people, where millions of Jews and non-Jews come every year from around the world to pray and to place notes for G-d in between its ancient stones. Why? The Kotel is one of the […]

7 Things You Need to Know for Passover

1. When does Passover begin and how long does it last? Passover begins on the 15th of Nissan of the Hebrew calendar and lasts for 7 days in Israel and 8 days everywhere else. Why? In the times of the Holy Temple, the Sanhedrin actually determined the beginning of the month based on the timing […]

Purim 2014 Guide

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies in ancient Persia as described in the Biblical Book of Esther. Let’s take a look: The Story in a Nutshell The Persian empire of the […]