The Hanukkah-Sukkot connection

According to, there is actually a connection between Hanukkah and Sukkot. At the time of the Hanukkah story, Sukkot was going on. They ended up postponing the Sukkot celebration in order to fight the Greeks. Okay, now that you’ve finished reading the first paragraph, go and read it again. Then take 1 minute to… Continue Reading The Hanukkah-Sukkot connection

What I’m Thankful for… (from a Jewish standpoint)

The title says it all! Here are my top 10 things that I am thankful for: 10. A good school to go to. Definitely a Jewish thing considering that I go to a Jewish school. 9. Food While it may not necessarily be a Jewish thing you can’t make an I’m thankful for list without… Continue Reading What I’m Thankful for… (from a Jewish standpoint)

Parsha of the Week – Chayei Sarah

This is another very full parsha. Sarah dies first and caps off her life, thus the name Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah). Abraham then buries her in the cave of Machpelah which he purchased from a Hittite. Then Abraham sends Eliezer to find a wife for Isaac. Eliezer brings a bunch of camels and… Continue Reading Parsha of the Week – Chayei Sarah