Tisha B’Av: A Time to Mourn

Aug 04, 2022  |  By Evelina G

This year Tisha B’Av, one of the saddest dates in the Jewish calendar, is observed on Saturday night, August 6, through Sunday, August 7. What happened to the Jewish people, to Jerusalem, and to the Holy Temple on this day? Read on to find out more, along with the different ways Jews have been commemorating this difficult day for generations. A Day of Tragedies Tisha B’Av, or the 9th of […]


Jerusalem: Holy City for Three Faiths

Aug 03, 2022  |  By Evelina G

You’ve probably heard that Jerusalem has religious significance to Jews, Christians, and Muslims – but why exactly, and how is that importance expressed? What does each community believe about the Holy City? Dive in to learn more about the fascinating spiritual history of the city claimed by each of the major Abrahamic faiths! 1. Judaism For Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest place in the world, and the site of the […]


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 […]