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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…

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Hanukkah Happenings

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 22. There are many celebrations happening: Dec. 21 & 22 Sharing the Light Tickets $20 & up. Join in the spirit of shared holiday traditions by attending a joyful musical collaboration between Kol Echad, Choir of Congregation Beth Israel and the Trinity Choirs, Pacific Youth Choir, Portland Chamber…

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2018 Hanukkah Gift Guide

You can enter to win the items on this page! Go to orjewishlife.com/i-feel-lucky to enter!   MAH JONGG CHANUKAH MENORAH Celebrate Hanukkah with this lovely menorah with Mah Jongg tiles on a wood base. $10.50 mahjongg4fun.com CHANUKAH, HANUKKAH…PASS THE BEER No matter how you spell Chanukah, imbibers will be holding the official chosen beer for…

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Tips for a pleasurable Passover

Passover, which begins this year at sundown on March 30, is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays. Every year families gather around the seder table to celebrate their Jewish heritage and commemorate the freedom of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery and their Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Often Jewish…

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Rosh Hashanah Feast

Photo: Brisket photo by Daniel Lailah; Food styling by Amit Farber. Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com. BRISKET Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com By Brynie Greisman For years I’ve been dreaming about how to mimic the flavor and texture of meat they serve at simchas. I had my…