Category Archives: Jewish Art

Jewish Amulets for Safe Travels

Jul 31, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Whether you’re driving to another city or flying across the world, Judaism has several special traditions and amulets to invoke Divine protection and luck on one’s journey. Check out our explainer and incorporate them into your own life and travels! 1. The Traveler’s Prayer There is an old Jewish tradition, going back to at least the Talmud, of reciting the Traveler’s Prayer (known as Tefilat HaDerech in Hebrew) at the […]

 

Jewish Housewarming Traditions

Jul 24, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Are you moving into a new home? Or have a loved one celebrating a new house or apartment – perhaps a newlywed couple or a student or young adult moving out on their own for the first time? Help celebrate a housewarming and make a new home a Jewish home with these 5 Jewish Housewarming Traditions you might not have known about! Hanging House Blessings & Hamsas There is a […]

 

What is a Mezuzah?

Jun 29, 2022  |  By Evelina G

You’ve probably seen or heard of mezuzahs on Jewish homes, but where does this tradition come from? What exactly is a mezuzah, and how do you hang one up? We’ve got all your answers here! A Mezuzah is a beautiful and special Jewish ritual object used to mark the doorposts of Jewish homes. The word “mezuzah” literally means “doorpost,” and it’s a Jewish door ornament and piece of Judaica that fulfills the commandment […]

 

The Special Power of Jewish Blessings

Jun 26, 2022  |  By Evelina G

  Blessings – short prayers known as brachot in Hebrew – are a simple yet powerful, ancient Jewish tradition that allows us to add holiness to our daily lives. Judaism gives us countless opportunities to express gratitude for both the everyday and the extraordinary, with these timeless blessings that are more than mere words – they open a spiritual portal to connection with the Divine. These words often come from […]