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Bar Mitzvah Gifts and Meanings

Some people think that the term “the chosen people” means that this ethnicity is supreme over any other. The true meaning, however, means that the time of the Bar Mitzvah is the time when a boy or girl accepts the responsibilities of the Jewish religion, tradition, laws and ethics.Some people think that the term “the chosen people” means that this ethnicity is supreme over any other. The true meaning, however, means that the time of the Bar Mitzvah is the time when a boy or girl accepts the responsibilities of the Jewish religion, tradition, laws and ethics. The Jewish...

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Bar Mitzvah – Jewish Gifts and Knowledge

Bar Mitzvah – Jewish Gifts and Knowledge A Bar Mitzvah is a precious time in a young boy’s life when he leaves behind the world of adolescents and steps into the world of adulthood. There is a common misconception that, after a boy participates in a Bar Mitzvah, he is free from all parent rule, instantly has all the freedoms of an adult and is given a lot of Bar Mitzvah Jewish gifts. In reality, the ceremony really marks the time in a boy’s young life when his parents are no longer responsible for ensuring that he follows the...

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Jewish Wedding Gifts to Consider

There are always the classic gifts to consider when you are invited to a Jewish wedding ceremony. If the couple is religious, it is sometimes risky to stray too far from the ordinary. So, if you receive an invitation to attend a Jewish wedding, consider these Jewish wedding gifts to give:   Candle stick holders: in a religious home, these will be used every Friday and Saturday, so a good pair is essential. However, you can make the Sabbath extra special for the soon-to-be wedded couple if you find a pair of candle stick holders that have extra flare,...

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One of the Best Jewish Gifts For a New Home

When someone close to you moves into a new residence, one of the best Jewish gifts you can give is a mezuzah, which means doorpost in Hebrew. The mezuzah is a piece of parchment that is contained in a decorative case. The mezuzah is also inscribed with certain Hebrew verses from the Torah.The mezuzah is one of the most important Jewish gifts that have religious significance for a newly married couple. Some people interpret Jewish law to require a mezuzah on every doorway in the home.   However, a mezuzah should not be put on doorways of bathrooms or closets that are too small...

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What Exactly is a Kosher Gift?

If you are invited to a special occasion and you are searching for Jewish gifts to offer up, then you have a lot of options to consider. Before you bring a Kosher gift, however, you may want to learn more about what Kosher exactly means.   In the last post, I explained what the basic laws of Kashrut are, different reasons for following them and why they are important. I also explained that the laws of Kashrut call for three separate categories: meat, dairy and pareve (neutral). In this post, for those who want a better explanation of what...

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