Upcoming Holidays

Lag Ba’Omer falls on the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer (gathering of the wheat) as enumerated from the 2nd day of Passover until the holiday of Shavuot. This corresponds to the 18th day of the month of Iyar. This one day holiday is celebrated to commemorate the prospects of the harvest and the blessing of a good...

Tu Bishvat is a one day Jewish celebration, for the most part in late January or early February that marks the “New Year of the Trees”. Practices involve planting trees and consuming dried fruits and nuts, particularly figs, dates, raisins, and almonds. In Israel, the flowering of the almond tree, which grows wild in...

Hanukkah, which is also known as the Holiday of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Greek conquerors, in the 2nd century BCE. The holiday is observed by the lighting of the “Menorah” (Hanukkia)), a...

When visiting a new place, one of the most important aspects is to taste the local cuisine. It is the flavors that connect to the land. We have gathered together some major dishes that portray the best of the Muslin/Islamic food in Israel. Pfalafell – Humus, onions and Oil balls, highly popular in Israel Israeli...

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