Happy Hanukkah! Chanukah! Hannukah! Honk! Etc! My mouse broke! The middle button is completely impacted and my monitor is like the aurora borealis on the bottom half and I am VERY full from a special dinner we had from one of two restaurants locally that can deliver a menu that offers dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and fried zucchini sticks. We are a complex family, dietarily.
PandoraSimsBox has given me special permission to convert her Jewish Stuff Pack to TS2 for you all to enjoy! It comes with a bunch of objects to help further the depth of the game - because Judaism isn't all menorahs and latkes and honestly Maxis needs to make some more objects for TS4 themselves so I can convert them.
It is nine items - all relating to different aspects of Jewish life from marriage, to how to read Torah, to coming through the door every day. We kindly ask that you use these objects respectfully in either game and do some quick Googling first if you don't know how something is supposed to be used.
Shown above is the Chuppah (don't say the C), the Jewish wedding arch. It represents the home you intend to build with your spouse and comes in four colours!
For some reason, I did the mesh three times and did it right - it's functional! - but for some reason it has a habit of making my FPS drop. It's solved by deleting it, saving, and placing it down again. I have zero idea what causes it. Also, the price keeps resetting to $0. So, if anyone can fix this, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
It also comes with a wedding glass - a glass in a bag or under a serviette/napkin that the couple (or just the groom) smashes. It has many meanings, mostly reminding people of fragility (even the strongest marriage can break without love and care, so thus, a reminder), of the destruction of the Temple, and of new beginnings. (One explanation for something would mean that you're reading the wrong source or something opinionated. Welcome to Judaism, where opinions are as abundant as stars in the sky.) Sims cannot smash this as in the TS4 version - I can't code interactions - but you can use animation boxes to get the intended effect.
Challah? Challah! Pronounce it like "Holla"... kinda. They won't fault you. Shown unbaked and baked (however, some loaves use eggs, which makes it a lighter colour in my experience). It's braided bread, it's great, and you can make it for any occasion. It's typically eaten for Sabbath with a meal. It's super duper tasty.
Dreidel! It's a dreidel. If you don't know what a dreidel is, please look up videos on how to play, it's a fun game for all ages and involves chocolate coins.
The shofar is blown in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur; it is also blown every weekday morning in the month of Elul running up to Rosh Hashanah. It's a horn! Decorative, three colours.
Torah scrolls, made of vellum and passed down for many generations - two recolours. Comes with a separate yad (pointer) in two colours that you use to point to the scripture to read along, because it's not meant to be touched, the oils in your hands would break it down! Get your paws off of it, and make your parents proud with what you've learnt in Simlish Hebrew school.
And, a mezuzah! Three recolours. Place on the right side of your front door. It contains a little bit of scripture, and is used to fulfil the mitzvah (commandment) of Deut 6:9. Some place them on every door that is a living space (bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms etc, but not utility or bathrooms or anything like that as you don't sleep or eat there) but most don't.
Get the pack here! Collection file included!
Thank you to PSB for their permission!