Category: Jewish Holidays

Let’s Decorate the Sukkah!

Let’s Decorate the Sukkah!

Each fall Jews build strange-looking booths and move in for a few days. Anyone who builds a sukkah, puts an effort to decorate it. Each one is unique, showing how special different families are or what’s the tradition they are part of.
Check out a few ideas to make your sukkah truly beautiful and unique!

Shavuot Greeting Cards

Shavuot Greeting Cards

Send your loved ones a card they will cherish! Wish “Shavuot sameach” (or a more general “chag sameach”) and bring a smile on their faces. You will find designs decorated with watercolor flowers, wheat, and barley imagery or Hebrew quotes from the Book of Ruth.

Shabbat Candles Blessings

Shabbat Candles Blessings

The time of lighting the Shabbat candles is magical. Traditionally, this mitzvah (commandment) is the domain of women. After preparing for the day, the whole family stops and welcomes the Shabbat Bride. The candles are lit, and one lifts hands and covers the eyes. Now is the time to recite the blessing over lighting the Shabbat candles. After it is said, one takes their hands away and sees the light anew.

Around the Shabbat Table

Around the Shabbat Table

What would be a Shabbat meal without lovely challot under a beautifully decorated cloth? And you can’t cut them on a random board, can you? I’ve prepared a huge (and still growing) collection of challah covers, cutting boards, serving platters in addition to napkins and tablecloths.

Pesach: Seder Plate

Pesach: Seder Plate

The holiday of Pesach begins with a dinner known as “seder”, as everything that happens is prescribed by tradition and follows an ancient order. One of the crucial elements of the set table is the seder plate with symbolic foods. Over centuries, there have been hundreds of artists creating their own masterpieces of the traditional piece. Made of silver or ceramics, beautifully decorated and covered with Hebrew terms for the symbolic items. Sometimes there were added quotes from the Haggadah (the story of Exodus) or the Torah.

Pesach: Haggadah Quotes

Pesach: Haggadah Quotes

Haggadah is an ancient text read during the Seder dinner on the first (and second outside of Israel) night of Pesach. It’s filled with well-known wisdom and moving passages. The words of Haggadah deeply permeated the fabric of Jewish culture. They are known in every Jewish community, no matter where in the world its roots reach.