Category Archives: Judaica

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 Customs, Explained

Aug 23, 2022  |  By Abby S

  Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the New Year according to the Hebrew calendar. It is celebrated by millions of Jewish communities worldwide in a variety of ways. This year, Rosh Hashanah 2022 will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 25 and end at sundown on Tuesday, September 27.  While a typical secular New Year celebration usually involves balloons, champagne, parties, and watching the ball drop in Times Square, […]

 

High Holiday Prep: Elul 101

Aug 22, 2022  |  By Abby S

The High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) are a spiritual high during the Jewish year. Between atoning for our misdeeds, apologizing to those we have wronged, and asking God to write our names in the Book of Life for the upcoming year… it’s intense! Some rabbis have compared the High Holidays to a job interview. You can’t just walk into a job interview without any preparation. In order to […]