30+ Classy Mishloach Manot Ideas, Gift Baskets & Gifts for Purim (2020)

What’s your favorite part of Purim?

Usually, there are three possible answers to that question:

  1. Send/receive Mishloach Manot baskets
  2. Dress up in cool Purim costumes
  3. Send/receive Purim baskets while dressing up in cool Purim costumes

Hmm… it seems that there’s only one answer after all…

In Purim, we give Mishloach Manot as a sign of friendship, unity, and care to the people around us. Every Jew is required to send a Shalach Manot to at least one person.

Luckily – most of us care about more than just a single person (I hope)… so more often than not we end up sending several Shalach Manot to the people we love.

Therein lies the secret of this special Mitzvah: the more we give ⇒ the happier we get.

It’s a beautiful cycle: one filled with love, joy and caring.

And in this guide, we’re going to kickstart the cycle with the best Mishloach Manot & Purim gift ideas we can give to our family, friends and loved ones…

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Ketubah Text Options: Free Samples, Examples & Templates (Traditional, Conservative, Reform, Secular)

There are some marvelous Ketubah designs out there, no question about that.

But what if you want to keep it simple? What if you don’t need all the bells and whistles? What if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy Ketubah

Well, then you’re in the right place… because on this page, you’ll be able to download your preferred Ketubah text…  free of charge.

Tip: You can even frame the Ketubah yourself and avoid the hefty costs of a custom frame). 

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30+ Best Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Jewish Friends & Family [Adults + Kids] (2020)

It’s that time of the year again, which means…

Hanukkah is around the corner!

The Jewish festival of lights is a great chance to relax:

  1. Light a Menorah
  2. Spin some dreidels 
  3. Eat delicious Hanukkah donuts

But more importantly – it’s a wonderful opportunity to get together with our family and friends and tell SHOW them how much they mean to us.

How?

By giving them the best Hanukkah gifts that’ll make Santa wish he was born Jewish!

“But wait a minute… What are some cool Hanukkah presents I can get?”

Sit tight my friend… because I’m about to show you a bunch of unique & traditional Hanukkah gift ideas you can give during the 8 days of Hanukkah! (or if you’re super-generous, give one gift on each night of Hanukkah)

Ready? Let’s show the fat guy in the red costume what we’ve got!

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20+ Beautiful Modern Challah Boards, Trays & Plates – Made in Israel (2020)

The table is set…

The candles are lit…

Shabbat is officially in! Now, go grab a plate and enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner with your family after a long week.

HOLD ON there tiger! Aren’t you forgetting something?

  1. First, we do Kiddush and drink Kiddush wine.
  2. Then, we do Hamotzi and eat a piece of Challah.
  3. … And only then, we get to sink our teeth into the yummy Shabbos food!

Today, we’ll focus on the second part – the Challah… specifically, the Challah boards. Because you need to serve the Challah somehow, right? 

But I’m not here to help you find just any Challah board (you don’t need my help for that)… Instead, I’ll help you find beautiful, modern Challah boards that you wouldn’t find in an average Jewish kitchen. Because who the hell wants to be average?

Let’s begin…

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Hanukkah Colors: The Real Meaning Behind Blue & White (and Silver)

If you walked into a Jewish home during Hanukkah (please make sure you’re invited to one… otherwise that’s called “breaking and entering”), odds are you’ll see two colors stand out: blue and white (sometimes silver).

Blue and white are the traditional colors of Hanukkah. You’ll see them on anything from Hanukkah decorations, Hanukkah gifts, even modern Menorahs

What’s the deal with these colors?

A cynical fella might think: “It’s probably a way for Jews to keep up with Christmas”. Well, our dear Mr. skeptic couldn’t be more wrong…

In fact, blue and white are not just the traditional colors of Hanukkah; they’re the traditional colors of the Jewish tradition itself…

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10 Best Sabbath Mode Refrigerators [Star-K] for Shabbos & Jewish Holidays (2020)

Remember the days you had to manually turn off the refrigerator lights before Shabbat?

Ugh…

I remember I had to unscrew the lightbulb, cover the switch with scotch tape and find all sorts of creative (read: annoying) workarounds.

Well, not anymore!

Thankfully, some of the biggest refrigerator brands came to the rescue and created Sabbath mode refrigerators to make our lives much easier.

In fact – the only problem now is that there are too many Sabbath mode fridges to choose from.

Everyone is throwing buzzwords, deals, coupons our way – all in the attempt to catch our attention.

  • Where do we even begin?
  • How do we know which refrigerators are truly Kosher?
  • What does Sabbath mode and Star-K even mean?

I spent 3 days writing this monster guide – to help you find the answers to all those questions and to help you find a brand new Sabbath mode refrigerator that’ll serve you well for MANY years to come.

Let’s begin…

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gift Amount 2020: How Much Money Should You Give?

How much money should you give for the upcoming Bar Mitzvah?

The million-dollar question (pun intended)…

… What’s too much money? What’s too little?

… Can you give a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah gift instead?

… And what’s the deal with the whole “multiple of 18” thing?

Don’t worry, this article will get rid of all your confusion…

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