Hannukah Guide for Beginners

The world often talks about Hanukkah as though it is “Jewish Christmas”, it’s not hard to see why. It begins around the end of December, involves the giving of gifts and, it fits neatly beside […]


The name “Passover” is an English version of “Pesach” (PAY-sahch, with an “h” that is somewhat aspirated,) which derives from the Hebrew root meaning:  to pass over, to exempt or spare. The name comes from […]

Purim: Sing and Drink Day

Arguably the most joyous of Jewish holidays; a time of carnivals, plays and parodies and, in keeping with the story of Ester, beauty contests. Purim celebrates yet another deliverance of God’s people from their enemies. […]

Happy Tu Bishvat

You may not know this, but in a week the trees are celebrating their New Year… yes the trees! Those big, tall, green, fluffy-looking things that are hard and brown in the middle. They would […]

If You are Jewish, What are They?

A quick rundown on the major Jewish communities and the differences among them. Modern Jews are an incredibly diverse people. Within the Jewish faith itself we find a great variation in the types of religious […]