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This essay was first published on Kveller Jewish kids and Christmas: For some parents, this combination can seem like a proverbial minefield of challenges presented to us each winter. The … more
BY SARAH GREENLEAF Hanukkah gift-giving can run the gamut from “I know just what they want” to “How did I get Uncle David’s name again?” But you can find a … more
A massive march aimed at pressing for stronger efforts to curb climate change will take place in New York City on the second day of Rosh Hashanah – which could exclude Jewish climate activists. … more
I get a lot of odd looks when I tell people that my favorite day of the Jewish year is Yom Kippur. From the traditional fast to the powerful language of the readings, … more
(JTA) – One of the centerpieces of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy is the “Avinu Malkeinu” prayer – Our Father, Our King. It’s a desperate and emotional appeal … more
Summer is winding down, and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year! more
“Don’t you dare,” I said, just milliseconds before a red matchbox car came catapulting toward my head. I scowled at my 2-year-old and gave him a stern finger-waggle. Without … more
Shanah Tovah, Happy, Healthy New Year!  The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is nearly here. I can tell this coming year is going to be a good one — the bar is already so low, we can only go up from here! … more
This story originally appeared in The Nosher. Ruffle milk pie is a Greek dessert made with a simple custard base and rose-like coils of phyllo dough. It’s a type of galatopita (Greek for … more
We grew up in Barcelona, Spain. Not exactly your typical Jewish upbringing, and while we loved the beautiful city, it could be difficult and isolating during the Jewish holidays. Nevertheless … more
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