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A Personal Reflection on Lag B’Omer and Israel

May 05, 2015

When I was in college, I had the opportunity to live in Israel and study at Tel Aviv University. It was the best time of my life. I had been to Israel so many times before on vacation, but this was my first opportunity to live there and take in all that the amazing country has to offer.  Interestingly enough, one of my strongest memories from living in Israel is celebrating Lag B’Omer. Lag B’Omer is not one of the most important holidays. There are no special prayers or special foods, it’s just a time to celebrate. I was pleasantly surprised to see that in Israel, everyone participates in Lag B’Omer festivities. Every empty lot has a little bonfire in...

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Baking for Purim with the family is so satisfying!

March 10, 2015

Purim has always been one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Not only do I love the story and the message of Purim – you can keep trying to kill us, but we Jews are here to stay, but I love all the customs that go with it. As a kid, attending our school Purim carnival was the highlight of my year. The costumes, the excuse to have fun, rejoice and be proud to be a Jew. Now that I’m older and I’ve basically outgrown the dressing up and Purim carnivals, I look forward to the parties, drinking and of course, my favorite, hamantaschen. For the past few years I’ve been making my own hamantaschen from scratch, including the fillings. And...

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