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How to Construct a Sukkah in Celebration of Sukkot

A sukkah is an important component in celebrating Sukkot. A sukkah is a hut made of branches similar to the Israelites’ dwellings while wandering in the desert for 40 years. Although custom-made sukkah can now be purchased online, a lot of people still prefer making their own. The first thing you need to consider in […]

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Practical Ideas in Decorating the Sukkah

Building a sukkah is an integral component in celebrating Sukkot.  We entertain family and friends, enjoy our meals and do other activities inside the sukkah during the week-long festival of Sukkot. It is only right that we make our sukkah as inviting as possible. Build your sukkah. Choose sturdy materials for the walls to protect you from […]

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How to Observe Evening Kiddush in Celebration of Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah or the  ’Jewish New Year’ is a festival which is observed on the first and second days of Tishrei. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a 10-day period of prayers, reflection and repentance. Like other Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with various rituals and religious activities aimed at strengthening one’s spiritual devotion. A […]

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How is Yom Kippur Observed

Yom Kippur, which is celebrated on the 10th day of Tishri (7th month of the Jewish calendar), is the holiest day of the year for Jews. Also known as ‘Day of Atonement,’ Yom Kippur is when Jews pray and reflect on their spirituality. Jews believe that each person’s fate for the coming year is recorded […]

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Conforming to the Five Prohibitions of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is one of the most sacred of the Jewish holidays. It is in this day that Jews spend their entire time to prayers, fasting, and reconciliation. There are five prohibitions that one needs to observe during Yom Kippur. These prohibitions are aimed at reducing the focus on one’s […]

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How to Observe Sukkot

Sukkot, also known as  ’The Feast of Tabernacles,” is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. Sukkot is considered a Festival of Rejoicing. It is during this time that Jews remember the Israelites who wandered through the Sinai desert for forty years. Sukkot is a time to celebrate and be thankful […]

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How to Ask for a Day Off From Work for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a very important Jewish holiday. It is a holy day devoted exclusively to prayer and repentance.  As you are expected to participate in many spiritual activities, it is important to take the day off from work.  Listed below are few things to keep in mind when asking for a time off from […]

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Tips in Preparing for the Yom Kippur Fast

For Jews, Yom Kippur is an opportunity for spiritual renewal and repentance. One of the primary activities for Yom Kippur is fasting. All Jews are expected to fast as a means of repentance, except for those who will be put at risk, such as the ill, pregnant women and elderly. While hunger cannot be avoided […]

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What to do During Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is a Jewish holiday dedicated to fasting and self-denial. This is when Jews abstain from food, sexual relations and everything that will give them personal pleasure. Yom Kippur is an important day on the Jewish calendar and all Jews devote their day to fasting and prayers. Prepare yourself […]

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How is Rosh Hashanah Celebrated?

Rosh Hashanah is a 2-day festival observed on the first and second days of Tishrei. This Jewish holiday is celebrated in lots of different ways by different kinds of Jews. Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish holiday which is observed for two entire days. Generally, this is celebrated with prayer services in synagogues and festive […]

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Lighting Candles for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as “Jewish New Year.” It is a day of contemplating and honoring God. As with other major Jewish holidays, lighting a candle is very significant during Rosh Hashanah. Lighting a candle is a great way to to honor God, thanking him for the gift of life. […]

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How to Choose Kosher Wine for Hanukkah

Looking for a Kosher wine to go with your Hanukkah celebration? Picking a kosher wine for Hanukkah is easy with the wide array of Kosher wine choices available these days.  From dark, rich reds to fruity white wines, the choices are endless. Here are some things to remember when choosing your Kosher wine. It is best to […]

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A List of Recommended Kosher Wines

In recent years, the demand for Kosher wines have increased.  As a result, many wineries including those in Israel, California, France, Italy, and Australia are producing Kosher wines under strict rabbinical supervision. Kosher wines are now competing with some of the world’s best wines and are constantly receiving rave reviews. Bartenura Moscato 2008 (Italy).  Only […]

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Kosher Wine 102: How to Host a Kosher Wine Tasting

Wine has long been a part of Jewish gatherings.  A kosher table will never be complete without a bottle of sophisticated kosher wine. With the increased popularity of kosher wine, a number of wine-producing countries particularly the United States, France, Australia and Israel now offer wide varieties of fine kosher wines following rigid Jewish dietary laws.  Hosting a wine […]

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Kosher Wine 101: How to Choose Kosher Wine

Kosher wine is a kind of wine produced according to strict rabbinical supervision. Generally known for its sweet taste, Kosher wine nowadays is offered in different variations (dry wines, dessert wines, and brandies). For a wine to be kosher, one has to consider  strict regulations based on Jewish dietary laws. When choosing Kosher wine, check for the hechsher […]

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Why Choose Kosher Blackberry Wine?

Kosher blackberry wine is a favorite among Jews during special occasions.  When drank in moderation and as part of an overall healthy diet, Kosher blackberry wine can be very beneficial. Here are a few reasons why: Because it is Kosher, Jews can enjoy wine during special functions without violating Jewish dietary laws. Studies revealed that wine […]

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Wedding Kiddush Cup – A Kiddush Cup for a Very Special Day

Kiddush cups are a very important piece of the Jewish religion.  They are used to honor the mitzvah and the reciting of the Kiddush is important in every Jewish home.  But a day like a wedding deserves a remarkable wedding Kiddush cup, not just your ordinary one that you use at home.  It’s important to […]

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Silver Kiddush Cup – The Highest Quality

No matter what type of Kiddush cup you are looking for, there are different features to begin your search, though.  Before when we were talking about wedding Kiddush cups, we touched on silver only briefly as well as other things like pewter and personalization.  It’s important to know what you should be looking for if […]

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Nambe Kiddush Cup – A Contemporary Option

It’s no secret that there are many options out there when you are shopping for a Kiddush cup.  We’ve covered what sterling silver can bring you and what to consider if you are looking for something special like a wedding Kiddush cup.  But what if neither of these fit the bill and you are hoping […]

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Honor Your Jewish Heritage with Decorative Kiddush Cups

Whether celebrating Shabbat, a wedding, or any of the Jewish holidays, the reciting of the Kiddush is an important part of the ceremony, so the Kiddush cup that is used should convey the proper respect and dignity that the ritual deserves. With so many styles available, choosing the perfect one is not always an easy […]

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Silk Tallit – Give a Precious Gift That Will Be Remembered Forever!

A Jewish tallit, or prayer shawl, can be a beautiful expression of the Jewish faith, and a wonderful reminder of a special time or gift. Tradition strongly influences not only when one begins wearing a tallit to prayers, but how the tallit is made, how it is kept, and where one may wear it in […]

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Bar Mitzvah Themes – Let Your Child Help You Choose the Theme

One of the parts that most people remember about Bar Mitzvahs are the Bar Mitzvah themes. People spend a lot of time and energy in deciding upon a theme. However, many people are not sure what sort of theme is appropriate for such an occasion. Nowadays it is acceptable to have a modern and laid […]

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Bar Mitzvah Planning – Should You Hire a Planner or Do it yourself?

When it comes to Bar Mitzvah planning, many parents are in the dark as to how they should handle the event. All some parents have to go on is their own Bar Mitzvah years ago. They are unsure whether customs and traditions have changed over the years. Because of this, many parents have to decide […]

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Bar Mitzvah Photographer – How to Hire the Best

Many families consider a child’s Bar Mitzvah the most important day in his life. Because of this, it is extremely important to hire a professional photographer for the day. A Bar Mitzvah photographer will be able to spend their entire day capturing those special moments you will want to cherish for a lifetime. You could […]

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Bar Mitzvah in Israel – A Most Unique and Special Celebration

Bar Mitzvahs are one of the most important events in your child’s life, which is why the planning should not be taken lightly. Many parents struggle with conveying the importance of the event to their child. They often are more interested in whom they will invite to the reception than the actual ceremony itself. This […]

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Bar Mitzvah Gifts – Traditional or Contemporary?

In the Jewish community, one of the most important rituals in a person’s life is entering their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Although children are not obligated under Jewish law to observe the commandment, most children do as a way to learn more about their religious obligations they will have as an adult. For people attending […]

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Bar Mitzvah Favors – Follow Your Theme and Make It Useful

When it comes to a child’s Bar Mitzvah, some families consider the reception as important as the ceremony itself. Every detail is thought out and planned, including the Bar Mitzvah favors. It is important to offer favors for your guests. This is to show your thanks and appreciation for their being present on your special […]

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Bar Mitzvah DJ – How to Find the Right DJ

When you are planning your son’s Bar Mitzvah, one of the things with which you need to use careful consideration is the Bar Mitzvah DJ. Your reception most likely will have about an equal mix of children and adults. They probably do not have the same taste in music so the difficult part is finding […]

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Bar Mitzvah Dance - Have both Traditional and Contemporary

It is important to implement traditions in your son’s Bar Mitzvah reception. One way you can do this is through the Bar Mitzvah dance. Although it is popular these days to simply play contemporary music, it also is a good idea to include some of the traditional dances. It is easy to incorporate traditional dances […]

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Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces – From Simple Religious to Contemporary

A child’s Bar Mitzvah is one of the most important days of his life, which is why so much time and effort is put into planning the reception. One part of the reception that needs to be planned ahead of time is the Bar Mitzvah centerpieces. The centerpieces are important because they are one of […]

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