Everything You Didn’t Know About the Kippah

Sep 18, 2022  |  By Evelina G

The kippah, yarmulke, skullcap: It’s the most famous Jewish item, yet often one of the least understood. Where does it come from, and what does it mean? Who is supposed to or allowed to wear it, and when? Read on for our astonishing kippah facts! Kippah or Yarmulke? What is it and what is it called? What does it mean? The iconic circular Jewish head covering is called a Kippah […]

 

Everything You Need To Know About the Tallit

Sep 13, 2022  |  By Abby S

The Tallit is perhaps the most recognizable and universal Jewish ritual object, with a rich history going back millennia. Despite its long history, plenty of questions regarding the Tallit remain, even for people who have been wearing it for years! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Tallit, including its origins, the different types, and how to pick the Tallit that is right for you. […]

 

Rosh Hashanah 101: Apples and Honey

Sep 09, 2022  |  By Abby S

Honey is one of the central foods enjoyed by the Jewish people during Rosh Hashanah. Popularly incorporated into cakes, cookies, meat glazes, challah, and other foods, honey is also enjoyed on its own with apples throughout the High Holidays.  Honey has become an iconic symbol of Rosh Hashanah, just like pomegranates and shofars. But why do we eat honey and apples on Rosh Hashanah? What does honey symbolize? How did […]