Food Holidays

Dive into Passover with Birthright Israel

Passover is almost here, and Birthright Israel has everything you need to make it a delicious and meaningful celebration. Whether you're a seasoned seder host or just starting your Passover traditions, this blog is your one-stop shop for resources. Spice Up Your Seder Plate Looking for new recipes to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further! Birthright Israel has shared… Read More 
Food Holidays

Beyond the Apple: A Fruity and Fragrant Mizrahi Charoset

Passover is a time for celebrating freedom and sharing traditions with loved ones. A central part of the Seder meal is the symbolic charoset, a dish representing the mortar used by the Israelites during their enslavement in Egypt. While Ashkenazi charoset often features apples, nuts, and wine, Mizrahi traditions offer a vibrant twist. This recipe for Mizrahi charoset incorporates the… Read More 
Food Holidays

Hamantaschen in a Hurry: A Delicious Shortcut with Pie Crust

Who says homemade Hamantaschen has to be complicated? This delightful recipe takes the stress out of baking these traditional Purim treats by using a store-bought shortcut: premade pie crust! In under 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of delicious Hamantaschen bursting with your favorite flavors. There is no need to fuss with making dough from scratch—simply grab a… Read More 

Test Your Purim Smarts: A Multiple Choice Character Quiz

Purim is the Jewish festival celebrating the Jewish people's deliverance from a plot to destroy them, as recounted in the Book of Esther. The story of Queen Esther tells the story of the Jewish people facing a threat of annihilation, but through courage, wit, and faith, the Jewish people ultimately overcome this adversity. Our fun quiz tests your Purim knowledge!… Read More 

What is Yom Kippur? 5 Key Facts to Know

Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Jewish lunar calendar. The holiday is preceded by Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and together they are known as the High Holy Days or, in Hebrew Yamim Noraim. Yom Kippur is a deeply meaningful and… Read More 

What Is Rosh Hashanah? 10 Key Facts to Know

The Jewish High Holy Days, also known as the 10 Days of Repentance or Awe, are approaching faster than three blasts of a ram’s horn. It’s time for us to let go of the old as we embrace the Jewish New Year. A time of reflection and renewal, the High Holy Days kick off with Rosh Hashanah, Hebrew for “head… Read More 

A Father’s Day Quiz: Name That Famous Jewish Dad

This Father’s Day, we honor the father figures in our lives: dads, stepdads, granddads, fathers-in-law, and all the men who helped us become the people we are today. Traditionally, Jewish fathers were the parent charged with bringing up their children with a love of learning, and that’s just one of the many reasons why they hold a special place in… Read More 
Food Holidays

Shavuot: How to Make an Israel-Inspired Sundae Bar

From cheesecake to blintzes to ice cream, Shavuot is all about dairy. What began as a harvest festival thousands of years ago now commemorates the Israelites receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. And from there, Jews worldwide celebrate with dairy delights and all-night study sessions. So, this makes Shavuot the perfect time to serve up a sundae bar, complete with… Read More 
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A Mother’s Day Quiz: Name That Famous Jewish Mom

Jewish mothers come in all shapes and sizes. They smash stereotypes in nearly every profession and show us what can be accomplished with talent, determination, and a little chutzpah. To honor Jewish mothers everywhere, Birthright Israel Foundation created the perfect quiz. Find out if you can name these famous Jewish mothers! More for Mother's Day Treat your mom to something… Read More 

A Short & Sweet Passover Haggadah

Are you ready for Passover? The Jewish festival begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, April 30. This year, to help make your seder special, Birthright Israel Foundation produced a short and sweet Passover Haggadah. Our Haggadah is complete with the story of Passover, blessings, and a guide to the seder plate. Plus, there… Read More 

How to Make a Purim Gift Basket or Mishloach Manot

You may be most familiar with dressing up in costume or shouting "Boo Haman" during Purim but sending Mishloach Manot, or Purim gift baskets, are also a fun tradition. Sending the gift baskets is a tradition from the Book of Esther and helps us celebrate Queen Esther and the Jewish people's victory over Haman. In ancient times, one would send… Read More 

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