Looking for a gift to take to Seder? (Chocolate is always a good bet for us, if you’re wondering – Ed) Then check out these ideas from JLife.
After being three times named wine of the month and one of the 100 best wineries of the world by Decanter Magazine, Domaine du Castel became kosher in 2003, much to the delight of its customers in Israel and around the world.
Full-bodied, bold, concentrated, and with layer after layer of aromas and flavours that linger, Castel Grand Vin, Castel’s premium red wine is made from a selection of the best vineyards and is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels.
Cook with Alon
Shaya by Alon Shaya is a culinary memoir that begins in Israel and wends its way from the US, through Italy and back to Israel before finishing in the heart of New Orleans. It’s a book that tells how food saved the author’s life and how, through a circuitous path of twists and turns the author’s celebrated cuisine –food of his native Israel with a creole New Orleans kick – came to be.
Part autobiography, part cookbook there are modern recipes with traditional Israeli sensibilities to be discovered with Alon this Passover period.
Bloom and Grow
The traditional flowers for the Seder table are said to be lilies, violets, carnations, irises and cherry blossoms – springtime blooms that suit the time of year. They make perfect gifts for visiting family and friends throughout Pesach and will be a wonderful centrepiece for the table.
If you can’t deliver them in person, why not try sending letterbox flowers instead? Letterbox flowers from Bloom & Wild are carefully hand-packed in boxes that fit perfectly through your letterbox, so there’s no need to wait in to receive them.
Sometimes a special note or card can be just the ticket for showing thankfulness for your loved ones this festival season. Rimmon Judaica, the online Jewish store has a handful of Jewish-themed cards for the biggest festivals of the year.
This pack of five cards with matching envelopes has messages in both Hebrew and English to pass on your well wishes to your community.
The beautiful handmade print from Samphire Arts is a detailed commemoration of the poem ‘A Walk to Caesarea’ in Hebrew by Hannah Szenes, who is regarded as a national hero in Israel for her bravery during the Second World War.
A moving way to commemorate womens’ contribution to the war effort and to culture, this would make a thoughtful gift for a Jewish festival. Proceeds from the purchase are donated to a chosen charity and are handmade to order using eco-friendly paper, fabric and inks.