Megillat Esther: 5 amazing facts about Esther Scrolls

Reading Megillat Esther is in the center of Purim festival. Printed on Kosher scrolls, the book of Esther is to be read publicly in the synagogue on Purim day and next morning. Book of Esther is the last of the five scrolls that form part of the third division of the Tanakh, known as the […]

Groggers: Purim Noisemakers

Attending a prayer service on Purim in the synagogue can be quite a unique experience. If you haven’t had a chance to experience it, be prepared for the noisiest service you will ever attend, thanks to the grogger. On Purim the services focus on reading of Megillat Esther, or Book of Esther, and a famous […]

Tzitzit and Techelet: Tallit Strings and Tying Traditions

The Tallit Is one of the most important items in a Jewish man’s life and Jewish tradition. More than the Tallit itself are actually the fringes, tzitzit and techelet, attached to the tallit at its four corners.  White or white and blue, these fringes are called Tzitzit and they are as reminders of the Covenant […]