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The Process of Koshering the Beef

The Process of Koshering the Beef

For a food to be kosher, it has to conform to the regulations of the Jewish Halakhic law. These rules form the basic aspect of Kashrut or the Jewish dietary laws. It is of Jewish practice to make sure that no unclean and impure foods enter our body. Beef can be consumed only if they […]

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Saying Jewish Blessings for the Food

Saying Jewish Blessings for the Food

Judaism teaches us that saying blessings in many activities that we do are very important. Doing this is especially important when we are about to eat. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalms 24:1). “a man should taste nothing before he utters a blessing,” […]

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Tips in Welcoming Non-Jewish Guests to a Jewish Wedding

Tips in Welcoming Non-Jewish Guests to a Jewish Wedding

Are you having a Jewish wedding and inviting some non-Jewish friends over? Traditional Jewish weddings are in many ways different to other types of weddings so it is important to do every effort to make them feel comfortable during the occasion. Here are some tips to make your non-Jewish friends welcome during your Jewish wedding. […]

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The Traditional Jewish Wedding Meal

The Traditional Jewish Wedding Meal

As in other Jewish celebrations, Jewish weddings involve festive meals. The food served during the wedding reception will mainly depend on the ethnic origin and historical backgrounds of the Bride and Groom. Know your historical background. Ashkenazi Jews are of European origin and their menu traditionally composes of meats, roast potatoes and vegetables. Sephardic Jews, […]

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Oreo Cheesecake for Shabbat

Oreo Cheesecake for Shabbat

Shabbat is a festive Jewish observance where families and friends join together for a special dinner. Make your Shabbat dinner extra special with this Oreo Cheesecake recipe from aish.com. I’ve tried preparing this and believe me, this is a really yummy treat. For this recipe, you need 2 cups of crushed Oreos, 2 tablespoons of […]

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How to Start a Kosher Catering Business

How to Start a Kosher Catering Business

Kosher catering business is now a big business. Jews observe many holidays and festivals and festive meals are often part of the celebration. Prior to starting your kosher catering business it is important to check the area you will be serving. Are there big Jewish communities in your area? It is also important to check […]

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Tips in Planning Your Shabbat Menu

Tips in Planning Your Shabbat Menu

Shabbat or Sabbath is one of the most popular Jewish observances. Shabbat is observed a few minutes before sunset every Friday until a few minutes after the first three stars appear in the sky on Saturday night. This Jewish observance is considered a festive day and a festive meal are traditionally eaten. Here are some […]

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The Process of Koshering a Chicken

The Process of Koshering a Chicken

Slaughtering animal following Jewish laws is a skill that requires in-depth knowledge of the Jewish Dietary Laws. Koshering a slaughtered animal is considered by many as the most humane way of killing animals. To become a kosher butcher, one must practice and learn this skill very well for a couple of years before becoming certified. […]

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How to Choose a Jewish College

How to Choose a Jewish College

Some Jewish students prefer to study in Jewish universities instead of going to secular colleges. They feel that the distractions from non-Jewish colleges may affect their studies. Finding the right Jewish college is easy with these few steps: Use your resources to do research. You can find resources by using search sites like Google and […]

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Tracing Your Jewish Genealogy

Tracing Your Jewish Genealogy

Tracing your Jewish genealogy can be a complicated task but it always feels good to know where you came from and to learn about your family’s history. Because of many years of Jewish migration, most Jews nowadays do not know where to begin their search. Start your search within your family. Talk to your parents […]

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Managing a Jewish Household

Managing a Jewish Household

Running a traditional Jewish household is not easy. A number of Jewish traditions have to be observed all throughout the year. Here are some tips on how you can manage a Jewish household. Decorate your home with Jewish symbols like the mezuzah which is placed at your front door, Kiddush cups, menorah, Shabbat candles and […]

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Dancing in a Jewish Wedding

Dancing in a Jewish Wedding

Jewish weddings are festive occasions. Foods, drinks, music and dancing are all part of the festivities. Modern Jewish weddings choose to have secular bands playing for them. Traditional Jewish weddings on the other hand include Hora as their wedding dance. Enjoy your time as a guest in Jewish weddings with the following tips: In secular […]

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Tzedakah and Jewish Obligation

Tzedakah and Jewish Obligation

Tzedakah is an important aspect in Judaism. It is a Hebrew word for charity (giving assistance, helping people who are in need, sharing our blessings to poor people). The idea of charity or Tzedakah in Judaism is different from how most people view charity. In Judaism, giving to people in need is a sign of […]

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Homemade Gift Wrapping Paper for Hanukkah

Homemade Gift Wrapping Paper for Hanukkah

It’s Hanukkah once again and it’s time to give gifts to friends and loved ones. Save money on your gifts this Hanukkah by making your very own gift wrapper. Here’s how: For this project you will need the following: scissors, one roll of craft paper, acrylic paint, plastic plates, permanent marker, three expandable sponges, a […]

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The Maccabees: A Story of Faith and Courage

The Maccabees: A Story of Faith and Courage

For thousands of years now, we have been celebrating Hanukkah. We decorate our house with Jewish symbols like dreidel, the menorah and the Star of David. We make our Hanukkah shopping list, wrap our gifts and give tzedakah. We greet people a “Happy Hanukkah,” light our menorah, say blessings and enjoy the festive Hanukkah dinner […]

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Hanukkah Safety in the Kitchen

Hanukkah Safety in the Kitchen

Hanukkah is a time when people are busy preparing foods for Hanukkah. Here are a few safety tips as you cook your favorite Hanukkah meals: Make sure that your kitchen is free from all fire hazards like kitchen curtain, candles, matches, paper goods and dish towels. Never leave your stove unattended when cooking. Keep hot […]

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Corn Latkes for Hanukkah

Corn Latkes for Hanukkah

Hanukkah will never be complete without latkes.  Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days. Because of this, most of the foods prepared for Hanukkah are fried. Here’s a latke recipe that kids are sure to love. For this recipe, you need two beaten eggs, a cup of fresh milk or […]

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Hanukkah and Generosity

Hanukkah and Generosity

Hanukkah is a time of giving. It is during this time of the year that we give gifts to friends and share our blessings to our favorite charity. You don’t have to go far if you want to show generosity and share your blessings this holiday season. You can start your good deed within your […]

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Flowers for Hanukkah

Flowers for Hanukkah

Have you been invited to a Hanukkah dinner? Are you thinking of a great Hanukkah present for the dinner host? Aside from wine and fruits, flowers make a good Hanukkah present. Flower arrangements in different colors are sure to delight your host and add vibrance to your Hanukkah celebration. Determine how much you are willing […]

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Low-Fat Latkes for Hanukkah

Low-Fat Latkes for Hanukkah

Click to Enlarge Serving fried food during Hanukkah has been part of Jewish tradition. It is during this time of the year that we cook latkes, sufganiyot, fritters and other Hanukkah foods. Here’s a simple latke recipe that’s low-fat for those who want to stay healthy this Hanukkah. For this recipe you will need 4 […]

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Hanukkah is family time!

Hanukkah is family time!

Hanukkah is one of the widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the world. Hanukkah is a time to spend time with the family. This Jewish holiday is also a time to share your blessings and to show generosity. Hanukkah is a great time to show people you love the most how important they are to you.  […]

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Feliz Hanukkah! Celebrating Hanukkah in Argentina

Feliz Hanukkah! Celebrating Hanukkah in Argentina

Hanukkah is celebrated by all Jews around the world. In North America and Europe, Hanukkah is usually celebrated during winter time. In Argentina, however, Hanukkah is celebrated during summer. Here’s how you can celebrate Hanukkah in Argentina: There are a number of kosher restaurants in Argentina so you can celebrate a sumptuous Hanukkah meal with […]

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Star of David for Hanukkah

Star of David for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is coming! A few days from now, we are going to celebrate this year’s Hanukkah. Introduce Hanukkah and its essence to small kids by teaching them this simple Hanukkah project. For this project, you will need ice cream or popsicle sticks, glue, paper plate, scissors, a hole punch, colored cellophanes and water colors. Using […]

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Have a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Have a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews. Christmas is celebrated by Christians. But what about interfaith families? Combining holiday traditions is a fun way to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. This is a good way to unite family members of different religious traditions. Decorate both for Christmas and Hanukkah. Prepare the Hanukkah menorah and light it during the […]

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Hanukkah Gifts for Mom and Dad

Hanukkah Gifts for Mom and Dad

Hanukkah is a popular gift-giving holiday. It is during this time when parents prepare special gifts for their children. As we celebrate Hanukkah this year, why not return the favor and give a memorable gift to your parents that are sure to paint smile on their faces. Here are some tips in choosing a good […]

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Pick Out Songs for Hanukkah!

Pick Out Songs for Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is a time to celebrate and be joyous. Hanukkah is a time of great happiness and what else is a better way to celebrate the holiday than to sing songs. We sing songs as we light the menorah, as we play the dreidel game and as we enjoy our Hanukkah festive dinner. Below are […]

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Greet Your Loved Ones by Sending Hanukkah Cards

Greet Your Loved Ones by Sending Hanukkah Cards

Aside from giving gifts, sending greeting cards during Hanukkah is also a thoughtful way to show your loved ones how much you care. Hanukkah for this year starts from December 1 to 9, 2010. Make sure that you send out your Hanukkah card in time so that it will arrive to the recipient within the […]

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Celebrate Hanukkah in Poland

Celebrate Hanukkah in Poland

Just like Jewish families in other countries, Hanukkah is also celebrated by Jewish communities in Poland. As Jewish population in the country grows, celebration of the holiday becomes grand. Visit the historic Kazimierz district, one of the oldest Jewish towns in Europe. During your trip, take a tour to the Jewish Museum and attend Hanukkah […]

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Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Pie for Hanukkah

Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Pie for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is celebrated with festive meals shared by families and friends. Traditional Hanukkah foods like latkes and sufganiyot are always present in our Hanukkah table. In addition to these traditional foods we can also serve a creamy Hanukkah broccoli and mushroom pie. Preparing for this delicious treat is easy and simple. Here’s how: To make […]

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The Eight Days of Hanukkah

The Eight Days of Hanukkah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights is a popular Jewish festival celebrated for eight days. The celebration starts on the 25th day of the month of Kislev and lasts for eight days. We observe Hanukkah to commemorate the triumph of Jewish people against Greek oppressors. Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf in his article on aish.com […]

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