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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 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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