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With Shabbos Shekalim and Adar II approaching, our minds, hearts and, yes, our pocketbooks are once again focused upon the most joyous of holidays, Purim. In the winter holidays volume of his … more
Purim, which is celebrated on the 14th of Adar (this year, 14 Adar II, starting on motzei Shabbat on March 24) commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman’s plot to kill … more
The possibility that the menorah used in the Second Temple in Jerusalem is hidden deep in the cellars of the Vatican has excited researchers, rabbis and adventurers for generations. Recently, … more
Douglas Emhoff, the Jewish husband of Vice President Kamala Harris whom the Biden administration often tasks with representing it at Jewish events, is being mocked on social media for a post that … more
The annual Chanukah Telethon to benefit   the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education Chabad Mineola raised $425,000 on Sunday night, Rabbi Anchelle Perl reported. The … more
The Israel Museum Jerusalem is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Chanukah lamps, with some 1,000 items from across the globe — from the Middle Ages to the present … more
As the light of Chanukah fills our homes, it will be hard to avoid making connections between the thousands-year-old story of Jews fighting oppression in their homeland and current events that tell a … more
Chanukah is here! I am excited. Like a kid, I get excited over this holiday because, as a kid, it meant that I would see my paternal grandparents for almost a whole day and that all my cousins would … more
Thanksgiving could not have been more Normal Rockwell traditional in my childhood home. I woke up to the scent of a turkey already in the oven and came downstairs to find pies and more already … more
For most Jews, a sukkah conjures a booth with canvas or wooden walls, and bamboo or some sort of foliage on top as schach . Sarah Sassoon, 42, had a very different experience. … more
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