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Camel Ranch Eilat

The Camel Ranch Eilat, located at the entrance to Wadi Shlomo, offers a unique and a diversity of desert experiences suitable for the whole family, children of all ages as well as the senior citizens. Breath-taking and fantastic scenery could be enjoyed while taking the tour. The Camel Ranch was established in the year 1987 [...]

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Painted Wine Bottle Vases

Collect a bunch of bottles and jars in all shapes and sizes and you can make lovely DIY centerpieces for any occassion! I sprayed a ton of bottles of all kinds (wine, olive oil, whiskey etc.) that I’d been saving for centerpieces and used them for a shabbat sheva brachas (festive meals for the seven [...]

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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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Mitzvah Invitations – Planning in Advance

According to traditional Jewish traditions, the thirteen year old child who is still a fan of Saturday morning cartoons and is not even considering dating or driving anytime soon, is old enough to become a full fledged member of the Jewish congregation. Preparation for this mitzvah ceremony and celebration begins long before the child in [...]

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How to Plan a Jewish Wedding Meal

Just like any other celebration, a Jewish wedding culminates with a festive meal. The food that will be served will mainly depend on the historical background of the couple - Ashkenazi or Jews of European origin, and Sephardi or Jews of Middle Eastern , Spanish and Portuguese origin. Traditionally, kosher food is prepared for the Jewish [...]

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How to Observe Brit Milah

Brit Milah is a Jewish ceremony performed on a baby boy eight days after he is born. Also known as Covenant of Circumcision, this ritual is done as a covenant between God and the children of Israel as written in the book of Genesis 17:1-14 and Leviticus 12:3.  The circumcision is done by cutting the foreskin of [...]

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Inventing Jewish Ritual

New American Traditionsby Vanessa L. Ochs Vanessa Ochs invites her readers to explore how Jewish practice can be more meaningful through renewing, reshaping, and even creating new rituals, such as naming ceremonies for welcoming baby girls, healing services, Miriam’s cup, mitzvah days, egalitarian wedding practices, and commitment ceremonies. We think of rituals — the patterned [...]

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Sheva Berachos

With Commentary and Bircas HaMazonby Rabbi Moshe Bamberger Under the chupah, at the end of the wedding feast, and during the festive week after the wedding, we hear and rejoice with the Sheva Berachos, the blessings that begin with praise of Creation and climax with a shower of good wishes for the builders of a [...]

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Soulmates

On Love, Marriage, and the Wedding Ceremonyby Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt’lEdited by Zivi Ritche Some of the highest moments with Reb Shlomo were at the weddings he performed. When he would perform a wedding, he would spend hours teaching what a Jewish wedding really is. He transformed the wedding from a social gathering into the [...]

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The Jewish Wedding Celebration

by Rabbi Yonah WeinribIllustrated by: Yonah Weinrib A treasury of illumination, commentary, insights and traditions for the Jewish wedding. Sections include: The Aufruf, The Wedding Ceremony, The Cupah, Wedding Customs, The Ketubah, The Wedding Meal, and more. English text with Sheva Brochas and bentching in Hebrew only. Full-color embossed cover. Special Order for Imprinting. Customization [...]

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer

by Macy Nulman Fifteen years in the making, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer is a monumental achievement. Never before has such a comprehensive resource been available to those searching for answers to questions on Jewish prayer. Macy Nulman has provided, in one unique, accessible volume, information on each and every prayer recited in the Ashkenazic [...]

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Sheva Berachos

With Commentary and Bircas HaMazonby Rabbi Moshe Bamberger Under the chupah, at the end of the wedding feast, and during the festive week after the wedding, we hear and rejoice with the Sheva Berachos, the blessings that begin with praise of Creation and climax with a shower of good wishes for the builders of a [...]

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The Essential Shiron Birkon

by Michael Silverstein A beautiful ‘benscher’, in a class of its own — perhaps the most complete one you will ever find. Clear, attractive typography and layout combines with dozens of contemporary Jewish songs (perfect for a ‘kumzitz’ or a little liveliness) and English translation and transliteration throughout. Includes Birkas Hamazon (Grace After Meals), Shabbos [...]

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Aneni-Tehillim Boxed Set

A Treasury of Praise and SupplicationTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Iskowitz This beautiful boxed set makes a special gift for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Weddings, and other special occasions. AneniIn troubled times and joyous times, this beautiful anthology will help you express your heartfelt prayers. This personal prayer companion, with facing Hebrew text and English translation, contains [...]

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The Complete Jewish Wedding Companion

Rabbi Zalman Goldstein Publisher: The Jewish Learning Group The ultimate guide to understanding and enjoying a traditional Jewish wedding experience. The Jewish Wedding Companion takes you through all the steps — from the engagement to the wedding — with clear instructions, explanations, and directions. It also includes all relevant prayers, liturgy, and blessings. Great for [...]

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Inventing Jewish Ritual: New American Traditions

Vanessa Ochs Publisher: JPS Vanessa Ochs invites her readers to explore how Jewish practice can be more meaningful through renewing, reshaping, and even creating new rituals-blessings for newborn daughters, Miriam’s cup, becoming an elder, and more. We think of rituals — the patterned ways of doing things that have shared and often multiple meanings — [...]

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