Halloween - Trick or Treat?-
One of my fondest memories growing up was taking my little orange UNICEF box and collecting pennies - as well as yummy treats - on Halloween. It was also a great day for acting rowdy and causing a little trouble around...More
Happy New Year-
I am confused about some time frames. When is the Jewish New Year? Is it the month of Tishrei (Rosh Hashanah) or the month of Nissan (Passover)? In the Bible (Exodus 12:2), God says the first day of the year is in the...More
Do you wish someone "Happy Chanukah" in the same way you wish someone "Merry Xmas"? I have met some Jewish friends on my travels, and I wish to send them seasons greetings. But I'm unsure what to write. Thank you.
I understand that in Israel the secular New Year is referred to as "Yom Sylvester." Where does this name come from?
Do you have any information about the connection of a tree to the holiday of Christmas? I work in a Jewish school where the students are of Russian descent, and for them the tree is traditional. I am looking for...More