Why Do So Many Traditions Use Honey?

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What may shock some people is the fact that a lot of different traditions and customs use honey. It doesn’t matter what religion, background or part of the world you come from, honey has found a place into almost all cultures. Take right now for example.  Jewish people are celebrating another Jewish New Year in […]

A Sweet Tradition: Honey and Challah

Honey and Challah

Have you ever wondered why it’s called a HONEYmoon?  The word comes from the notion that the first month after the marriage is the sweetest. Extending beyond the first month in the Jewish culture, for a full year a newly married couple is encouraged to revel in the bliss of young love and enjoy their […]

Honey Used In Marriage Traditions

  For many weddings, traditional practices and rituals impact the procedural process or ceremony. The use of honey has found a way into many nuptial ceremonies and marital contracts.  Because honey dates back thousands of years, many ancient societies used honey during weddings to commemorate the love between bride and groom. Here’s a look at […]

Birth Traditions – Using Honey

  The use of honey following the birth of a newborn is a custom used all over the world in various cultures, religions and countries. Among Hebrews, honey was the first nutriment to touch the lips of a newborn. In fact, Calvin writes in Isaiah, Ch. IX, that, “the Jews to this day, give their […]