The Jewish holiday schedule for 2014. Find about the unique selection of Jewish holiday gifts we have available as well as the times and dates of these holidays in the coming year.Read More
9/8/13 4:38 AM
In preparation for this week-long (seven day) holiday, people of the Jewish faith gather together for a celebration that represents internal freedom, peace, joy, and love. Throughout this festival they use “sukkahs”, which are temporary shelters topped with branches and decorated with harvest and autumnal themes, as they are built in order to observe the holiday.
9/3/13 1:00 AM
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is a special holiday that encourages the practitioner to reflect on his or her previous year and the mistakes that were made so that during the New Year these missteps of the past have turned into valuable lessons that imbue one’s life with wisdom, clarity, peace and joy.
1/15/13 2:40 AM
1/14/13 5:05 AM
The famous Jewish traditional song "Eshet Chayil" in Hebrew or "Woman of Valor" in English, is popular not only among families singing it, but also as a verse inscribed on various Judaica art pieces and Jewish Jewelry pendants and necklaces.
1/14/13 5:03 AM
1/14/13 4:57 AM
1/14/13 4:56 AM
1/14/13 4:40 AM
So begins one of the most significant prayers connected with the Kabbalah. The Ana BeKoach prayer, also chanted by Jews each Friday night, has an unknown author, and is attributed to have been written around the Second Century C.E. The prayer is made up of seven sentences which are supposed to correspond with the seven days of the week. The Kabbalistic meaning is even more pronounced as the prayer itself is actually a form of code for the name of God. Each letter corresponds to its numerical position within the Hebrew alphabet, and if you add up the first letters of each word you have the number 42, which is encoded to be first 42 letters of the Book of Genesis.
1/14/13 4:33 AM
This is known as the Priestly Blessing, Birkat Kohanim or Nesiat Kapayim.
The prayer or blessing is based on the scriptural verse: "They shall place My name upon the children of Israel, and I Myself shall bless them."