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30+ Unique Passover Gift Ideas for a Delightful Pesach Seder (2018)

The Passover seder is approaching.

Excited? You should be!

You get a chance to read the Haggadah with your friends & family around the Seder table, drink wine, eat Matzo balls (or Gefilte Fish 🤢) and have some fun!

But wait!

What about the Passover gifts?

You’re not planning to come to the seder empty-handed, now are you?

That’s not something a Jewish mother would approve of (my mom would send me back to Egypt).

So, first things first…

Before you dive into the Haggadah, let’s make sure you find your friends, family AND hostess appropriate Passover gift ideas that’ll make even the Pharaoh jealous (serves him right, after the way he treated our forefathers).

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20+ Hilarious Purim Costume Ideas for Kids & Adults (2018)

You think Halloween is cool?

Give me a break…

Purim (aka “the Jewish Halloween”) is WAY cooler than Halloween! 

Especially if your kids capture everyone’s attention with a unique Purim costume that makes everyone else’s costume look like a joke.

And that’s exactly what this article is for – to make sure the kids dress up as their favorite characters and have a blast this Purim.

What about the adults? I’m not letting you off the hook that easily… We’ll make sure you suit up properly for Purim and set an example for the little ones.

After all, adults are just kids, only taller.

Exclusive Bonus: It wasn’t easy, but we managed to get our readers an exclusive 15% discount on some of the costumesEnjoy 🙂

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One Simple Word that can Change Your Life

Remember when you were 1 year old, and you kept on falling down on your ass when you first tried walking?

You don’t?

Well, allow me to refresh your memory… because believe it or not, the 1-year-old version of yourself is about to teach you a very valuable lesson.

And since he’s 1 year old and doesn’t share your rich vocabulary, he’ll do it with just a single word.

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Why Do We Fall?

We’ve all fallen.

And it hurts…Sometimes a lot…

Whether it’s falling in mitzvoth, breaking up with our girlfriend, getting laid off from our job…

It feels awful, we don’t understand why…

“Why does it have to be so hard?”

“How will I recover from this slump?”

“How can god ever forgive me?”

“What should I do?”

We start by realizing what God expects from us: to get up.

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20+ Best Rosh Hashanah Gift Ideas for the Jewish New Year (2018)

Another year has passed… can you believe it?

It seems like last year’s Rosh Hashanah was just yesterday, yet here it comes again.

Now that it’s here, what do you say we start off the Jewish new year on the right foot?

How?

By getting our friends & loved ones the best Rosh Hashanah gifts of course!

And what gifts do you give for Rosh Hashanah?

Wouldn’t you like to know… Well, you’re about to find out…

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How to Comfort a Grieving Friend Who Lost a Loved One

Comforting a mourner is one of the most important Mitzvahs in the Torah. So important in fact, that King Solomon famously said:

“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for that is the end of every man, and the living shall lay it to his heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7, 2)

However, comforting a grieving friend can sometimes feel awkward or even embarrassing.

…“What do I say?”

…“What do I do?”

…“What If I say something out of place?”

Those are all legitimate worries, all of which can be addressed by understanding the mourner’s frame of mind and being thoughtful to his grief.

Trust me, it’s worth understanding these basic “rules”, rather than avoiding confronting your grieving friend – which is the worst thing you can do.

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What Do You Write In a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Card?

You’re attending a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

You found the young man or woman a nice Bar Mitzvah gift (or Bat Mitzvah) for their special day… Now the only question remains:

“What do you write in their Bar/Bat Mitzvah card?”

After all, you want to let them know how much they mean to you (and who this awesome gift is from).

There are endless Bar/Bat Mitzvah card messages you can go with…

Want to write a warm & emotional blessing? How about a passage from the Talmud? Or maybe a blessing from Yoda (no, this isn’t a typo)?

Enough teasing… let’s go have a look at a few cool examples like these (and more)…

Note: And yes, I’m giving you full permission to use, copy or share these blessings as you please!

Tip: If you don’t have time to personalize the card yourself, then you can get this cute Bar/Bat Mitzvah card instead.

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A Simple & Effective [Box] Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress

We all feel stressful at times.

In fact, stress levels in our generation have skyrocketed compared to previous generations.

But in this post I won’t be talking about the reasons and what led to this situation… this topic requires an entire post, or in fact a whole book.

Instead, in this post I’ll give you one simple & extremely effective breathing exercise that has helped many people significantly reduce their stress levels (myself included). Introducing: Box breathing. 

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25+ Modern Kiddush Cups & Shabbat Kiddush Sets from Israel (2018)

You’re cooking for Shabbat…

Hmm… smells good – the delicious aroma fills the entire house…

You light the Shabbat candlesticks… Shabbat is now officially in…

Time to enjoy your Shabbat dinner together with the family…

Hold it!

First things first: it’s Kiddush time.

And for Kiddush, you need a Kiddush Cup of course (make sure you fill the cup to the end)!

Oh, what a coincidence…I happened to compile the best Kiddush cups you can find for any special occasion, and it’s right here in this article…

OK enough with the silly jokes… let’s go find you a lovely Jewish wine cup, shall we?

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