Category: Jewish

Jewish Activities

Jewish craftsmanship evolved from agriculture to trade, to alchemy, and metallurgy, medicine. They learned alchemy and metallurgy from the Egyptians and Babylonians, they also learned health remedies like the use of Salix the bark of a tree to reduce fever, and about 700 magical formulas and folk remedies like those written in the Eber’s papyrus.  They have had a long...

Jewish Children’s Books

The Jewish tradition of storytelling goes back to the times when Abraham lived in Mesopotamia, centuries ago. They have passed down knowledge, values, and culture through storytelling of folktales, parables, fables, superstitions, and of course sayings.  Their holy book “The Torah”  was originally written in Hebrew, and that’s why Jewish children learn about their religion, values, and culture by reading...

Jewish Food

Jewish Food traditions from  Spain and Portugal: Jewish Sephardi people like to eat a “Mediterranean” diet that includes: salads, stuffed vegetables olive oil, lentils, chickpeas, fresh and dried fruits, mint, parsley, and nuts. Chicken, Lamb or ground beef. They seasoned dishes with cumin, cilantro, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, and turmeric, olives, and pickled vegetables, particularly cucumbers and lemons. They drank Turkish...

Jewish and Latin American Music

The Jewish musical traditions of the Hebrew psalms of David became part of the Western Christian Gospel music known as Gregorian Chants. Therefore, it is most appropriate to explore it when we are learning about Jewish holiday traditions and Latin American History, because they go very well together. I invite you to listen to the samples below. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/BfyvSQ4elVo Jewish ...