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Lessons from Hanukkah Heroine Judith

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To all our readers, donors, and friends – Happy Hanukkah! We wish you a bright, healthy holiday – From our family to yours.   As the darkest month of the year has arrived, we once again enter the 8-day festival of lights, also known as Hanukkah. While annual traditions of lighting candles, spinning dreidels, and…

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Sukkot: Reminder to Protect Our Home

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Reaching the tail end of the high holiday season means we’ve made it to Sukkot, the weeklong harvest celebration honoring nature’s finest fruits, gearing us up for Simchat Torah, where we celebrate the gift of the Torah and restart reading Genesis. After Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Sukkot focuses on joy, gratitude, and gathering to…

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Jewish Holiday Season Means…Food

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We wish our members, readers, donors, and friends a sweet and happy new year. From our family to yours, Israel Between the Lines Anyone who is Jewish knows what “holiday” really means: massive amounts of food. Of course, the root of every holiday is steeped in meaning, yet the tradition blossoms with the fruits of…

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Av: From Grief to Celebration

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Despite the summer sunlight, the Jewish calendar points to darkness and destruction. Leading up to the saddest day of the year are The Three Weeks; a period of mourning that culminates on Tisha B’Av, and then extends into the emotional contradiction of Tu B’Av. Today it is celebrated like the Western tradition of Valentine’s Day,…

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Lag B’Omer Tragedy on Mount Meron

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We mourn for the 45 lives taken by the disaster on Mount Meron and we extend our condolences to their families. Last week on the eve of Lag B’Omer, tens of thousands of Haredim gathered to fulfill their annual tradition to visit the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, light bonfires, and celebrate. However, by…

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