Holidays
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Summer’s end is upon us, and the fall is on its way. But, don’t fret! Throughout autumn, many great and positive changes occur. We begin to notice the beautiful amalgam of … more
Chametz Fest 2017, sponsored by the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, was a smashing success. A wonderful time was had by the more than 270 people who attended the March 26 event in the … more
JTA – A challah-baking Jewish giant, a young baseball champ and an endearing boy in a pumpkin patch are among the stars of five delightful new books for kids published just in time for the High … more
(Kveller via JTA) – A few nights ago, when I was cleaning up the kitchen after supper, it struck me.   I’m really bored as a parent. I have the efficiency thing down pat. A … more
(Rabbis Without Borders via JTA) – Fear and trembling make a triumphant return to the Jewish calendar with the month of Elul and the initiation of the holiday countdown that leads to Rosh … more
The Holocaust unofficially began with Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) in November 1938 and ended with the liberation of the concentration camps in the spring of 1945. Despite the grave … more
(Kveller via JTA) – I know something about most Jewish holidays. I can tell you that Hanukkah is about miracles, Passover is about slavery and freedom, and Shavuot is about cheesecake. (I have … more
(Kveller via JTA) – There seems to be a widespread misconception in the Orthodox world that the upcoming holiday of Simchat Torah is a “men’s holiday.”   I can … more
In junior high, I made friends with Diane Zucker, whose family belonged to the same synagogue for years and years. She would often talk about going to services and about the people who surrounded her … more