Yes, it’s that time of year again!
Purim is felt in Israel about a month before the actual holiday. It’s great- Dollar Stores (or Shekel Stores, as they’re called here) are filled to capacity with wigs, cowboy hats, black hats with peyos (sidelocks) glued to them, Nachman white kippas, and
I admit it. My three-year-old is an addict. Yes, an addict.
It’s a bit embarrassing, but true. Know why?!
A man in our community passed away a few years ago at the age of 60.
In our day and age, that means that he was at the prime of his life.
Especially in a religious community, where he had recently married off a few children and had quite a few more left.
Recently, a story came up about him that left me with goosebumps…
Aaron Shapiro relates:
“I entered a taxi the other day. I noticed a little plaque in Hebrew glued inside the taxi stating “This Taxi Observes Shabbat”. Aaron, being a very
cheerful guy, clapped the taxi driver on the back and proclaimed, “Kol HaKavod to you that you keep Shabbat! Isn’t it just the greatest day of the week!?”
Somewhat abashedly, the taxi driver exclaimed that it was actually his taxi who rests on Shabbat, not exactly him.
Sorry for being busy lately in sending your orders out on time! But we didn’t forget our tradition! We are happy to introduce you today to the lovely lady Keshet, running her own blog http://www.keshetstarr.com/ . We loved her content, so here she is, telling us a thing or two about “living a creative life”
Every November, as magazines start to talk about the Thanksgiving holiday, my friends and I can’t help ourselves and laugh. The magazines discuss how to prepare the traditional meal: a turkey, some sides, a dessert, maybe a salad–and break it down over days and weeks, into multiple steps. In Orthodox homes, we
make a version of Thanksgiving EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK.
It is a lot of work–but also so much fun to sit down and enjoy with family and friends!
AJudaica.com boasts a large selection of over 10 000 Judaica items shipped to customers worldwide directly from Israel. But no, we did not start out that way.
Today, a considerable number are sold daily throughout the year! Those items were soon followed by tallits, candlesticks, Kiddush cups, challah boards and covers, kippas and, our favorite – Israeli art and jewelry.
So what’s new in July-August 2015?
Tons! Continue reading
Hello dear readers and followers!
Today we are thrilled to host on our blog the lovely lady Rivki Silver .
She blogs on her own blog LifeintheMarriedLane.com. She has spent most of her life immersed in the study and instruction of music, but for the past seven years has been learning about marriage and motherhood. She writes about relationships, parenthood, music and religion, as seen through the lens of an Orthodox Jewish woman. Her writing can be found on Aish.com, PartnersinTorah.org, WhattoExpect.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter (@rivkisilver), or in the kitchen, trying to get her four kids to eat something 😉
So here is her interesting story:
We are happy to add another gifted blogger to our Guest Post section!
Today we are hosting Miriam Hendeles, a mother of grown children, grandmother and mother-in-law. She blogs at http://bubbyjoysandoys.com about being a grandmother. At her website, http://miriamhendeles.com she discusses topics related to being a mother-in-law. Miriam is a music therapist who works with elderly in hospice care.
You are welcome to read “Judaica Musings” guest post by Miriam Hendeles.
Whenever I enter a Judaica store, I’m like a child in a toy store. Continue reading
We love guest posting idea! We are also excited to host popular bloggers on aJudaica.com blog. We will feature bloggers from all over the world, each sharing with us their area of specialty.
This tradition begins today!
We’re happy to introduce Ruchi Koval, the mind and soul behind her own great blog www.outoftheorthobox.com and here are some of her thoughts about Rosh Hashanah:
Today, it hit me. We are a country at war and one of the battle fronts is right here in my home town of Bnei Brak. I have lived through quite a few wars in Israel, starting with the Yom Kippur war in 1973. We were in the shelter for a brief few hours on Yom Kippur afternoon and later, a strict blackout was enforced so that if the enemy flew overhead, he would not know where to drop the bombs. Continue reading