Category: Holidays

The holiday of Purim

The holiday of Purim

Tonight starts the celebration of Purim, the Jewish carnival. But the day is way more than just a regular carnival. Every ritual is laced with meaning and infused with spirituality. We are fasting today; the fast of Esther. If you know the story of Purim, […]

The Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer

The Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer

Today is the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer. If you live near Jewish communities, you might have seen bonfires, parades and hear lots of music. We are celebrating the Jahrzeit (anniversary of death) of the biblical sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, the holy book […]

Tu-b’shvat: New year of the trees

Tu-b’shvat: New year of the trees

As it’s 30 minutes before sabbath, I can only write extremely briefly about this holiday. The Holiday which celebrates the new beginning of the fruit-bearing cycle begins tonight. It’s the 15th of the Jewish month of Shevat. It’s our custom to celebrate it by eating […]

Why do Orthodox Jews sit in a hut on the festival of Sukkos?

Why do Orthodox Jews sit in a hut on the festival of Sukkos?

Our next holiday is upon us. The High Holidays are over, we hope we are all inscribed in the book of life and that we will merit a good, sweet year. Sukkos: a major Jewish festival held in the autumn (beginning on the 15th day of […]

New blog about my food-struggle.

New blog about my food-struggle.

Hi, friends! I have long wanted to write about my struggle with weight. I didn’t feel the topic belonged on this blog so I decided to start a new one. If the topic interests you and you’d like to follow my journey, feel free to […]

Happy New Year-Shana Tova!

Happy New Year-Shana Tova!

Tonight is the Jewish New Year. Wishing all of us a Happy New Year, a year filled with love, light, health, happiness, riches and Nachas (If you follow this page, you should know what it means 😉 This year was tough on many levels. Personally, […]

What’s it like celebrating Purim in a country devastated by a vicious terror attack

What’s it like celebrating Purim in a country devastated by a vicious terror attack

As I’m trying to be anonymous, not a lot of people know where I’m really from. I’m from Belgium, the country that was attacked yesterday with such viciousness. We live 30 min away by car from the airport. It’s the place I go to with […]

Happy holidays! 

Happy holidays! 

10.000!!

10.000!!

After one year of blogging, I reached 10.000 hits! That needs a celebration! Thanks to everyone who reads what I write and keeps coming back! I appreciate you!! #milestone #Celebrations

What did you always want to know? 

What did you always want to know? 

As I’m thinking of blog material, I thought a good way would be to ask you, the readers. What are some questions you always wanted answers to? Anything you’d like me to write about regarding my faith? Or just any interesting question you have which […]