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Posted September 21, 2015
There’s nothing quite like the High Holidays – or, as the locals call them, the chagim – in Israel.   Generally considered the most important holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is a particularly unique day to spend in Israel. Here are just four ways in which Yom Kippur is different in Israel:   1. The Country Practically Shuts Down Photo Credit: Adriane Cooper “In Israel, EVERYTHING SHUTS DOWN. Last night we...
Posted September 09, 2015
  Love it or hate it, nothing says Rosh Hashanah like gefilte fish.   You may have thought apples, honey, round challah, and maybe even pomegranates were the only symbolic foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah. However, fish is a long-standing and lesser-known part of the customary Rosh Hashanah meal - for more than one reason. Many people eat the head of a fish and pray that they and their family may be like the head and not the tail, that...