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Passover Seder for Newbies

April 8, 2014    |    By +
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Passover is on its way, and Jewish tables around the world will be piled high with matzah, bitter herbs, and wine for the Passover seder, the ceremonial feast that celebrates the freeing of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Many Jewish homes invite strangers or acquaintances to the table for the seder—and in recent... Read more »


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Hanukkah Gift Ideas

November 21, 2013    |    By +
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I hope you like latkes with your stuffing and playing dreidel during football commercials, because Hanukkah is crazy early this year. It starts the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27th and ends on Dec. 5th, which means it’s days before Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday (stay tuned to GiftRap for Cyber Monday... Read more »


Yom Kippur Guest Etiquette

September 13, 2013    |    By +
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Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, is one of the two holiest of Jewish holidays, the other being Rosh Hashanah. It is the sound off to the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the end of the High Holy Days. Before you start planning your holiday outfit and picking the party playlist, know... Read more »


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Rosh Hashanah: A Sweet New Year

September 4, 2013    |    By +
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Rosh Hashanah, or “head of the new year,” is celebrated this year from sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to sunset on Friday, Sept. 6. It is the beginning of the High Holy Days, a time of introspection leading up to the holiest day in the religion, Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of... Read more »


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Sympathy Etiquette Guide: The Jewish Faith

August 21, 2013    |    By +
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... Read more »


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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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