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This year I have the honor to bring to your attention a unique anthology of essays related to Chanukah published by the OUPress. This work, titled “The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion. … more
CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy — It’s always Chanukah in this picturesque town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region, where Jews have lived for more than 500 years, reaching a peak of 850 … more
KOBE, Japan — Like many international smugglers, the one servicing the Jewish community of this port city 300 miles east of Tokyo has perfected his poker face to avoid customs … more
When it comes to Sukkot, the weeklong festival in which Jews live and eat in temporary huts known as sukkahs, no place does it better than Jerusalem. City schools and … more
Part of the charm of Sukkot is the shuk arba minim, the chaos of the lulav and etrog market. The narrow window of time for this ad hoc religio-enterprenuerial market is just as soon as Yom Kippur … more
AMSTERDAM — As one of Europe’s oldest and most impressive Jewish buildings, this city’s Portuguese Synagogue is known far and wide for its majestic beauty. Built in 1675 for the … more
Among traditional food customs related to Rosh Hashanah, the most well-known might be the dipping of apples in honey. And while a classic apple pie or cake is a lovely way to commemorate our hopes … more
Despite isolation from their Jewish brethren around the world for millennia, Ethiopian Jews have coveted the universal Jewish dream of celebrating Rosh Hashanah “next year in … more
The tale of a challah-baking Jewish giant, by one of the country’s most prominent children’s book writers, is among a crop of delightful new books for kids published just in time for the … more
Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog … more
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