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 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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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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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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15+ Unique Sukkot Gift Ideas You Can Bring to the Sukkah [+ Simchat Torah] (2018)

Sukkot – one of the three Pilgrimage Festivals (Shalosh Regalim) …

The holiday we get to replace our home for 7 days, in favor of a small, modest hut – as a reminder of the clouds of glory that protected our ancestors during the Exodus.

We eat, sleep & celebrate the Jewish feast of Tabernacles (or feast of booths) under a Kosher Sukkah

If you’re lucky enough to get invited to a friend’s Sukkah, then you probably shouldn’t go empty-handed. I’m guessing you already knew that otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this…

So, let’s get straight to it: allow me to help you find the best Sukkot gift ideas you can get your family or Sukkah host/hostess…

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17 Stunning Etrog Boxes for this Year’s Sukkot Festival (2018)

The Etrog is the “richest” of the four species.

It’s rich in taste (Etrog Jam anyone?), small and fairly expensive.

And what do you do with such an important Jewish symbol?

You protect it! 

No, I’m not saying you should hire bodyguards… an Etrog box would do the job just as well (it might even take a bullet for the Etrog) – and it looks much better and costs less, too!

Etrog boxes have evolved into a kind of Jewish heirloom. In fact, they often look like treasure chests taken from straight King Solomon’s castle.

You’ll see what I’m talking about in just a moment…

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7 Easy [and Cheap] Sukkah Kits You Can Buy for Sukkot (2018)

Let’s be honest…

Not having your own Sukkah on Sukkot sucks.

You walk around the neighborhood and watch your Jewish friends & neighbors sitting in their Sukkah having a good time…

You think to yourself: “Damn…I wish I had set up my own Sukkah”…

How about we avoid that feeling, shall we?

Now. You might be wondering…

  • … Isn’t it hard to build a Sukkah?
  • … Doesn’t it cost a fortune?
  • … Doesn’t it take forever to build one?
  • What if I fall down the ladder and break my pinky finger?

The answer to ALL of those questions… (ready for it?)


It’s true…

For years I thought that building a Kosher Sukkah (aka a “Jewish tent”) was a huge chore, so I never bothered trying…

But then I finally decided: “What the hell, let’s give it a shot. How hard can it be?”.

Turns out – VERY hard – if you’re building one yourself from scratch.

But VERY easy – if you’re using a Sukkah kit. 

The “right” Sukkah kit can save you hours (if not days) of total frustration (trust me, I’ve been there).

In fact… It’s not that different than building Legos.

Can you handle legos? Good – then you can handle setting up a Sukkah.

If you’re a Sukkah-building virgin, or if you’re just looking for an affordable & easy-to-assemble Sukkah kit for Sukkot – good news, you’re about to find one!

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20+ Unique Sukkah Decorations & Craft Ideas for Sukkot (2018)

Sukkot is (almost) here…

We get to sit in a Sukkah for 7 days – just like our Jewish forefathers did in the desert after they left Egypt.

How exciting!

Or is it…?

Well, that depends:

  1. … Is your Sukkah so boring and dull that you can’t stand to spend 7 minutes inside, let alone 7 days?
  2. … Or is it so fun, beautiful and appealing that it makes you want to stay there all day, every day (and forget all about your cozy little bed)?

If you like how #2 sounds – then my friend, get ready to decorate your Sukkah… big time!

By the time you finish going through these Sukkah decorations – you’ll be able to make your Sukkah so appealing that your friends & family will flock to your Sukkah (and not run off to your neighbor’s Sukkah).

P.S Don’t worry, I’ll show you how you can let the kids do most of the work while you’re chilling on the beach drinking Mojitos 😈 (just kidding…).

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20+ Unique Rosh Hashanah Decorations & Table Setting Ideas (2018)

Rosh Hashanah is here … (Shana Tova!)

Pop quiz: how do you decorate your home to get into the Rosh Hashanah spirit? How do you make sure your guests start off their new year with a sweet “apple & honey taste”?

Smartass answer: Well, you could serve apple & honey…

Haha, very funny (NOT)!

You obviously want, can and WILL do better than that…

Are you ready to decorate your Rosh Hashanah table and make it beautiful & buzzing?

Great! Let’s get to it then!

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13 Stunning Rosh Hashanah Flowers & Flower Arrangements (2018)

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) is around the corner!

Before you dip an apple in honey, eat some pomegranates (or stare the fish head in the eye) – it’s time to wish your loved ones a Chag Sameach (happy holiday) and Shana Tova (happy new year).

Not just with words… but with actions.

And by actions, I mean Rosh Hashanah flowers!

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful bouquet for your girlfriend/wife, a loved one or a thoughtful Rosh Hashanah gift for your hostess – these flowers arrangements will help you do just that.

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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…


Before you take a seat at the holiday table, you might want to load up on a few Rosh Hashanah gifts for your loved ones.

But what kind of gifts should you bring to the Rosh Hashanah dinner?

Hold your horses apple, honey… You’re about to find out!

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