10 Best Shabbat Hot Plates [Warming Trays] & Blech for Shabbos – Reviews (2018)

You’re cooking & preparing food for Shabbat…

Yummy! It looks (and smells) delicious!

Too bad it’ll get cold by the time you sit down for your Shabbos or Yom Tov meal… Oy vey!

Unless…

Unless you get a Shabbat hot plate (or blech) that’ll keep your food warm, fresh and delicious for the entire Shabbat!

The Shabbat Plata is one of the most (if not THE most) important items in a Jewish kitchen.

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a question of which one…

And that’s exactly what I’m going to help you answer today:

Which Kosher hot plate should you get for Shabbos? 

Let’s find out, shall we?

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20+ Stunning Bat Mitzvah Jewelry Gift Ideas for a 12-13 Year Old Girl (2018)

The girl’s Bat Mitzvah is around the corner.

And you’re about to be a part of it…

Yippee! How exciting!

But before you hop on the dance floor and do the chair-dance (spoiler alert), you first need to get the girl a sparkling Bat Mitzvah gift.

A gift that shines… something that will light her up like a Menorah the moment she sees it for the first time.

And what better way to do that than with a unique Bat Mitzvah Jewelry gift?

After all – we all know that Jewish Jewelry gifts are THE best present you can get for a Bat Mitzvah girl on her big day. It’s the ultimate blend of beauty and meaning – which is exactly what the Bat Mitzvah ceremony is all about. 

But what kind Jewelry gift should you get her? The million dollar question…

Should you get her a Star of David necklace? Maybe a Hamsa bracelet? How about a Shema Yisrael ring? Perhaps Roman Glass earrings?

Ahhhh! Too many choices!

No wonder people get overwhelmed…

That’s exactly why I spent hours writing this comprehensive Bat Mitzvah Jewelry gift guide…

To help you:

  • … Escape the same cliché gifts everyone else gets 
  • … Avoid getting her Jewelry she’ll never wear (or worse – ones she’ll only wear when you’re around to not hurt your feelings)
  • … Choose the best Jewelry gift the girl will absolutely LOVE (without spending hours (or days) browsing through endless Jewelry pieces that all look the same)

Ready?

Follow the bling…

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What to Write & Say In a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Card [Wishes, Blessings & Quotes]?

You’re attending a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony

You got the boy a nice Bar Mitzvah gift (or the girl a unique Bat Mitzvah gift) for their special day…

Now… the only question remains:

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

After all, you want to let them know how much they mean to you, right?

These Bar/Bat Mitzvah card messages & wishes will help you do just that.

  • … Want to write a warm & emotional Bar/Bat Mitzvah blessing? No problem!
  • … How about a passage from the Talmud? You got it!
  • … Maybe you’d like to make them laugh? Sababa!
  • … Or maybe a blessing from Yoda? (no, this isn’t a typo) Sure, why not!

OK, OK… enough teasing.

Let’s go write a Bar/Bat Mitzvah wish that’ll make your card stand out!

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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20+ Best Bar Mitzvah Gift Ideas for a 13 Year Old Boy (2018)

A 13-year-old’s Bar Mitzvah is a BIG deal:

… The Torah reading…

… The dancing…

… And of course, the real highlight of the night: his brand new Bar Mitzvah gifts!

If everything goes according to plan – the young man will remember this day for the rest of his life. 

The best part?

You get to be a part of that memory… So let’s make it a good one, shall we?

In this gift guide – you’ll find out:

  • … What’s an appropriate gift to give a Bar Mitzvah boy?
  • … What gifts should you NOT give him under any circumstance?
  • … How you can guarantee that your present stands out (read: doesn’t suck)

That’s exactly why I wrote this Bar Mitzvah gift guide: to help you find the very best Bar Mitzvah gift ideas every Jewish boy will be lucky to get on his special day (I know I would)…

Ready?

Let’s begin…

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Best Shabbat Hot Water Urn & Hot Water Dispenser for Shabbos Reviews (2018)

What’s your cup of tea?

Is it maybe coffee?

Doesn’t matter… because on Shabbat, you can’t have either unless you have a Shabbat hot water urn.

You probably know that by now, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article looking for the best Shabbat hot water dispenser, now would you?

Well, since you’re here, let me help you find a hot water heater that will hopefully fulfill your desire for coffee/tea on Shabbat, and last you for many years.

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20+ Best Bat Mitzvah Gift Ideas for a 12-13 Year Old Girl (2018)

Can you believe the little girl is celebrating her Bat Mitzvah?

Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

Tell me about it…

I remember my Bat Mitzvah as if it were yesterday (we’re talking almost 17 years ago… yikes!).

… The party (especially my awkward dance)

… The trip I took to Israel that summer

… The gifts I got for my Bat Mitzvah (the special ones, anyway)

Noticed how I highlighted the “gifts” part? That’s because today’s topic is… Bat Mitzvah gifts!

More specifically…

  • “What’s an appropriate gift for a Bat Mitzvah?”
  • “What are the absolute best Bat Mitzvah gift ideas that SHE will remember 17 years from now?”
  • “How do you avoid choosing yet-another-average present she’ll never actually use?”

Forget about those cliche presents most guests will bring (c’mon, you know it’s true).

I want you to feel proud when you hand over your present.

I want you to witness her big, authentic smile when she opens her Bat Mitzvah present (or at least get an exciting phone call the next day).

THAT’S exactly the type of gifts I’m about to show you in this Bat Mitzvah gift guide…

Also Recommended: The coolest Bar Mitzvah gifts for the lucky boy.

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10 Beautiful Bar Mitzvah Tallit Sets the Boy Will Never Forget (2018)

I remember the day my parents got me my first Tallit for my Bar Mitzvah…

A week before my 13th birthday, my dad walked into my room with a Tallit bag in his hand and said: “Son, I’ve got a surprise for you”.

He opened the Tallit bag – and out came this gorgeous Blue & White Tallit with golden accents on the stripes.

I was awestruck.

My dad said: “here try it on”.

I recited the Tzitzit blessing and put on my Tallit for the very first time.

That’s the first time I saw my dad with tears in his eyes (even though he won’t admit it).

Fast forward almost 20 years later (boy. I’m getting old) – and I still remember that day as if it were yesterday, AND I still wear that very same Tallit every morning when I pray Shacharit.

Needless to say – getting a young man his first Tallit for his Bar Mitzvah is a BIG moment.

And today, I’m going to “pay it forward” and hopefully help you and the Bar Mitzvah boy be as lucky as I was.

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