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Purim and Passover: A Tale of Two Tables

  The experience of celebrating Jewish holidays has been dramatically altered since the onset of the pandemic more than a year ago. From solitary Passover Seders to attending High Holiday services in our pajamas on zoom, we have tried our best to stay connected to tradition despite the precautions and restrictions COVID-19 has required. Last…

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Latkes: Best-ever or easiest – you decide

Best-Ever Potato Latkes Niki Russ Federman from Food & Wine Magazine makes the tastiest, crispiest latkes with both scallions and onion. Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely shredded on a box grater 1 medium onion, coarsely shredded on a box grater 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions 1/4 cup…

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How do you spell it?

Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukah, Chanukkah, Hanukka, Chanukka. During a recent Google search for the word “Hanukkah,” I found more than 15 variations on how to spell the Festival of Lights. Every year when we are working on the issue that includes Hanukkah, we go back and forth between spelling it Hanukkah or Chanukah. The only easy…

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Shofar Sounds and Jewish Unity

By Joshua Goldstein The shofar sounds that we blow on the High Holidays take on a new meaning this year as we enter the holiday. Traditionally, the notes tekiah, shevarim, and teruah represent different notes of cries. This idea of crying is meant to stir our conscience during the time of Rosh Hashanah to confront our past…