5 Ways to Celebrate Purim in Israel

Purim is one of the most colorful and happy holidays on the Hebrew calendar, commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews of the Persian empire according to the Book of Esther. It is celebrated every year during March, on the 14th day of the Hebrew … Read more

Holidays in Israel and How to Spend Them During Travel

In Israel, we celebrate many holidays throughout the year. Not only Jewish but also Christian, Muslim, and public holidays, all changing the atmosphere in the country for a day or two and sometimes more. In Israel, holidays are about people, families, food. Israelis usually use the holidays to get together with their families. If possible, … Read more

My Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashana Table

When I refer to dates, I use the Western Calendar. I call the months by their Western – or Christian, however you call it – names: there’s October and August and December and January. On the 1st of January, I, like many others in Israel, celebrate the Western New Year. But we also get to … Read more

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