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The tradition of wearing costumes on Purim finds its roots in the enigmatic nature of the Purim story itself. Megillat Esther recounts a narrative filled with…

The Tu B’Shevat seder is a symbolic and spiritual ritual that has its roots in the mystical traditions of Kabbalistic Judaism, particularly in the city of…

Avelut refers to the period of mourning observed in Jewish tradition following the death of a close relative. The mourning process is divided into several stages,…

Hanukkah is one of the two major rabbinic holidays, the other being Purim. Some people like to therefore classify it as a “minor holiday” in Judaism,…

The compilation and finalization of the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and history. While the process of canonization was gradual and…