Category Archives: Judaism

Drunk Figs in Red wine and Brandy, filled with almonds

Tu Bishvat – The Jewish “New Year of Trees – is coming up in a couple of weeks “The first time Tu Bishvat – Rosh Ha’shanah La-Ilanot – New Year of trees – is mentioned in the Mishna (the book of … Continue reading

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Tu Bi-shvat (15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat) – The New Year of Trees – coming up in 2 weeks

“A TIME TO GROW This year on Tu B’Shvat, as you’re gnawing that slab of carob, ask yourself: Am I getting the spiritual food and shelter I need to survive, or is my tree being blown down by the forces … Continue reading

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Tu Bishvat – The Jewish “New Year of Trees – is coming up in a couple of weeks

“The first time Tu Bishvat – Rosh Ha’shanah La-Ilanot – New Year of trees – is mentioned in the Mishna (the book of the Oral Torah) is in connection with tithing of fruit. According to the sages at this point … Continue reading

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On Hannukah, Judaism and Thanks-Giving (Gratitude):

Yep, I know it’s long but it’s worth reading. Thanksgiving is an American traditional holiday celebrated mainly in the U.S. and Canada. In Israel we don’t celebrate this specific holiday but the Jewish religion is based on giving thanks to … Continue reading

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Hanukkah – The Jewish holiday of lights: Spiritual vs. Physical, Despair vs. HOPE

“The struggles and triumphs chronicled by the Jewish calendar are always more than a struggle for physical survival. Yet the battle waged by the Hasmoneans against the Greeks was the most spiritual battle in Jewish history.” I gathered information from … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Herbs Latkes / Patties (Levivot, in Hebrew) – for the coming holiday of Hannukah

As I’ve already shared with you on a previous post, the Jewish 8-day-holiday of Hanukkah is coming up in a few days and it is a tradition to eat fried foods during this holiday in celebration of the oil miracle. … Continue reading

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Hanukkah – The Jewish Holiday of Lights (coming up next week): Explaining the tradition of eating fried dishes during this holiday

On Hannukah and the tradition of eating fried dishes: Hannukah is a story of courage and bravery. The story of Hanukkah doesn’t appear in the Torah but rather, is separate books called “The Books of Maccabees”. The story that led … Continue reading

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