Category Archives: Jewish Culture

Women’s Head Coverings: What is a Tichel?

Women’s head coverings, also known as tichels meaning in Yiddish "cloth", have always been under debate in Jewish communities. It was always a question of whether it is an obligation, to which extent and in what style. When speaking of the women’s modesty and religious obligatory customs, there are various beliefs and expectations. Between Dat […]

8 Shabbat Traditions: What is Shabbat?

"Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of Adonai your God." (Exodus 20:9-10) Shabbat, the seventh day of the week, is the day we are called to stop our everyday activities, and rededicate ourselves to our faith and Jewish heritage. Every Jewish home celebrates the […]

How to Prepare for Shabbat: 4 Amazing Tips

The table is set; bubbe’s polished candlesticks are in the center, silverware is on the white map, a vase with flowers as the centerpiece and the whole house is filled with your favorite childhood scents of baked challah, fish and baked potatoes. Shabbat sounds heavenly and serene, but we all know that what goes on […]