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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
Students at Providence Hebrew Day School are busy getting ready for Pesach. In addition to learning about the Yom Tov, students had the opportunity to learn how to make matzoh.  With thanks to … more
(JTA) – Olives. Tomatoes. Oranges. Artichokes. Dates. Cotton balls. And, now, sunflowers. This list might seem like a setup for a logic puzzle or a grocery run. But … more
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