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8 Interesting Hanukkah Facts

Learn some new Hanukkah facts as we get ready for the “festival of lights”! Hanukkah is celebrated with special prayers, and of course, the lighting of the menorah. The word Hanukkah means “dedication” which denotes the re-dedication of the Holy Temple and is celebrated by the end of the year when days are short in the northern hemisphere.Did you know?1.     History behind the 8 Days of Hanukkah:The festival commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple that took ...
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Discover Jerusalem City Facts

"One doesn't go to Jerusalem, one returns to it. That's one of its mysteries."- Elie WieselJerusalem City - the name evokes emotions like no other. One of the world's oldest cities, Jerusalem is the seat of Judaic history. Because was the site of the First and Second Holy Temples, Jerusalem is revered as G-d's given capital.Here are some popular and some lesser-known facts about this ancient city:The meaning of the word 'Jerusalem''Yerushalayim', or Jerusalem, is ...
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5 Sukkot Traditions Explained

Sukkot is an 8-day Jewish festival where Jews all over the world leave the comfort of their homes to go and dwell in the Sukkah and shake the 4 species. This year, Sukkot starts on Monday, September 20th, and ends on September 27, 2021. Here we take you through some Sukkot traditions and gifts you can give to celebrate the season!The Sukkah for SukkotSukkot is all about living in and decorating your Sukkah, a non-permanent wooden hut, just like the Jewish ...
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Rosh Hashanah 2021 – A time for Hope, Blessings and, Of Course, New Year Gifts!

When you feel a slight nip in the air, sense the winds picking up speed and see shop shelves filling up with pomegranates and apples, you know it's time for Rosh Hashanah! The Jewish New Year known as 'Rosh Hashanah' (meaning - Head of the year) will start this year, 2021, after sunset on Monday, September 6th and last until sunset on Wednesday, September 8th. A time of hope for the new year and of reflecting on the actions of ...
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Top Picks for Tu B’av Gifts in 2021

"Love is all you need", but a little jewelry never hurt anyone! With Tu B'av round the corner, here's the ultimate gift guide. We've curated some beautiful Tu B'av gifts just for you.The Jewish holiday of love, Tu B'av falls this year on July 24. Popularly known as the Jewish Valentine's Day today, Tu B'av was a day of match-making during the times of the Second Temple. Single young women, beautifully dressed in white, would dance around the vineyards in ...
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Top 10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The Father's Day month has begun and so has the race for ideas for an ideal Father's Day gift! The year 2020 brought unprecedented times in our lives and we looked to our families for support, strength and love. With 2021, we hope we can say that the worst is behind us and we are learning to walk again. It is a reminder of the time we took our first steps - trying, stumbling, falling, getting up again and trying. Through it ...
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Wedding Ring Trends in 2021

Looking for a wedding ring that will hold its own in the style stakes game? In 2021, social media and influencers are more powerful than ever before and brides-to-be are very conscious of the choices they make especially when it comes to wedding jewelry.The wedding industry faced challenging times in 2020 with weddings being postponed, cancelled or marginalised to tiny gatherings. Dreams of flowing gowns, flowers and cakes were shelved. One silver lining to this cloud is the fact that even ...
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10 Jewelry Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2021 – All under $500!

With Mother’s Day round the corner, I’m sure you are on the lookout for the perfect gift to express your love. In the pandemic-era, mothers are happiest just knowing that they are doing a good job!For some, managing a home with erratic grocery supplies, juggling kids’ online study classes while trying to work a job in a chaotic environment is challenging and all they need is to know they are appreciated.For others, they just want to ...
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Go for Gold! Investing in Tangible Assets like Jewelry and Collectibles is Becoming Increasingly Popular

With the raging Covid -19 pandemic and all the uncertainty that's come along with it, the world is facing unprecedented financial situations. At the micro-level, people are looking to invest in low-risk options. Jewelry and collectibles top the list of alternative investment options today.Job losses, financial crisis, marker crashes – the global scenario is grim. Investments in the stock market are risky and the middle class is turning to the traditional and one of the safest investment options – gold. History ...
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Think Outside the Chocolate Box – Love is in the Jewelry!

Think Outside the Chocolate Box - Love is in the Jewelry!Valentine’s day is right here and if you still haven’t gotten a gift, we’ve got you covered. Think jewelry – gold and silver have a timeless appeal and nothing speaks more to a woman than a thoughtful piece of jewelry! Get an exclusive gift that expresses how you feel and at the same time, shows off her personality. Jewellery and love have always been romantically and magically ...
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EXCITING JEWELRY TRENDS IN 2021 – A BUYER’S GUIDE TO WHAT’S IN.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a sea-change in the way we look at things. So, is jewelry necessary at this crucial time? you may ask. We at Baltinester have witnessed a significant change in trends in 2020. Jewelry featured high on everyone’s gift lists this year. There were no vacations, no family dinner outings, no extra shopping trips throughout the year. This left people with more disposable income. Gifting jewelry came naturally.Covid-19 Shall Pass, the Jewelry Will Be with ...
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Top 10 Hanukkah Gift Ideas for 2020

Hanukkah is the festival of lights, warmth and happiness. Thoughtful gifts to family and friends are a much-awaited part of the celebrations and enjoyed by children and adults alike!

If you are confused about what to give, here is a list of unique Hanukkah gifts that you can choose from.

Hanukkah Gifts for the Home

Getting a gift for your own home or for a loved one this year? Hanukkah Judaica is the way to go!

Hanukkah Menorah Options – Lighting of the menorah is an integral part of the Hanukkah traditions, so if you are looking for a gift for a loved one for their home or even want to get something for your home, Hanukkah menorahs are a great idea. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and suit a wide variety of budgets. If you have a fixed budget, hanukkah menorahs for sale are available online this time of the year. Of course, buying a good one will ensure it lasts your family for years to come.

For those of you who are always on the go and yet believe in keeping up with traditions, a travel chanukah menorah will work perfectly!

Some Hanukkah menorahs are just so beautiful that they become family heirlooms. Getting a sterling silver menorah is a great holiday gift idea – either for your home or for a loved one. A menorah like this is sure to be cherished!

STERLING SILVER FILIGREE SEMICIRCLE MENORAH

Candlesticks – You can opt for candlesticks as a gift option. Hanukkah is celebrated with candles signalling light and warmth – such a beautiful gift is a thoughtful expression of your love. You can choose to buy from a wide variety of candlesticks – from simple metal ones to gorgeous sterling silver candlesticks.

Hanukkah Gifts for Her

It is said that “Diamonds are a woman’s best friend” but we can stretch it to include gold, silver and all kinds of jewelry! And Hanukkah is a perfect time to show how much you appreciate the women in your life with some Hanukkah jewelry gifts!

If you shop in good time, you can also add an inscription to make the piece of Hanukkah jewelry even more special! You can be rest assured that your hanukkah gift will be loved and cherished.

Hanukkah Gifts for Him

More often than not, you may find yourself struggling with ideas on what to buy for the important men of your life. After all, men are more difficult to shop for! Is that so? Not it know what to buy!!

Your father, husband, son, grandpa, brother, fiancé – these are all very special bonds. This year get them unique hanukkah gifts. For men, cufflinks, bracelets, tallis clips are great options. You can also get customised items like name cufflinks or chains in gold or silver – they are sure to value such gifts for a long time!

Hanukkah Gifts for Children

Children are gifts themselves and it is most exciting to shop for unique hanukkah gifts for the family’s little ones.  There are so many options to choose from. Driedels and chocolate gelt is the obvious choice every year – kids love them! 

This year, gift your child something precious – a gift they will treasure forever. You can opt for Hanukkah jewelry or customised name jewelry for your little girls.

For the boys in the home, silver kiddush cups make a great gift!

People are buying jewelry now? You’d be surprised (and so was I).

Even though there are fewer tourists walking the streets of Jerusalem these days, we have been busy, busier than I would have expected us to be. I am very happy, naturally, but as I have been talking to customers and filling orders, I am struck with the idea that shoppers in our store – and online – so often reflect the times. I’ve often thought a sociologist or anthropologist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem could conduct a great research project ...
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