Tag Archives: judaism

What Is a Bat Mitzvah?

Bat Mitzvah Girl and Mom

What Is a Bat Mitzvah? A common misconception is that a Bat Mitzvah is an event. That it’s something you do, like a ceremony in the synagogue or a big party with dancing and a DJ. Or maybe it’s a huge, opulent show with the Bat Mitzvah girl or the Bar Mitzvah boy as the star, like this: But a ... Read More »

Hanukkah in Israel

"Colorful dreidels2" מאת Adiel lo - נוצר על ידי מעלה היצירה. ברישיון CC BY-SA 3.0 דרך ויקישיתוף.

Magic in the Streets Every year during Hanukkah people come from all over the country to tour certain neighborhoods where the hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) is lit in little glass boxes outside the doors of the homes. This creates a magical atmosphere of light and warmth on the the otherwise cold and dark wintry streets. Why Outside? The original text in ... Read More »

Your Bat Mitzvah Israel Trip

Bat Mitzvah Israel girls

Bat Mitzvah in Israel: Meaning, Growth, Belonging, Fun and Family What’s so Special about a Bat Mitzvah Israel Trip? A Bat Mitzvah in Israel is a fun, meaningful way for you or your daughter to celebrate being part of the Jewish people and to connect to your heritage. A Bat Mitzvah is the ideal time to discover your place in ... Read More »

Jewish History Video Part 1: Abraham

Jewish History Video

Why Watch this Series? A trip to Israel is about connecting to history, heritage, roots. One of the best ways to make your trip meaningful is to learn the history. This series will explain where the Jewish people came from, how we and our religion, Judaism, got to be what they are today. Jewish History Part 1: Abraham Read More »

Kipa Meaning What’s in a Head Covering

kipa meaning chart, yarmulke meaning

Kipa Meaning What’s in a Head Covering In Israel one sees religious Jewish men with little discs of all different sizes and color on their heads, made of many different materials. One of the most common questions I get from tourists is about the significance of these different kipas (yarmulkes) Jewish men wear. The yarmulke, in Hebrew kipa, is like any piece of ... Read More »