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April 2020

Calm & Caution

This moment calls for calm and caution for this moment is dangerous. We are facing an unprecedented challenge in our lifetimes. No other illness...

Jewish National Fund’s (JNF-USA’s) Special in Uniform

Dealing successfully with challenges has ripple effects far beyond the individual. Overcoming adversity in the face of a disability is often a profound source...

Battling an Unseen Enemy

We are living in a difficult and unprecedented time. Separated from our friends and family, the cocoon of safety we usually feel is shattered....

Preparing for Passover?

If you were in Israel at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, you couldn’t miss the huge billboards advertising the third...

Purge & Soar

Election shmutz in both Israel and America makes me want to eat healthily, exercise, stop cursing and give others the benefit of the doubt....

Jlife Extra

Next Year in Person Make the most of virtual Jewish opportunities during quarantine By Ilene Schneider Staying home from work or school creates opportunities for creative thinking...

Challenging Times

As I write this article, an entire suburb north of NYC has been placed under a mandatory quarantine. They are contained, enforced by the...

A Modern Seder

As we sit down to the seder this year, let us remember to talk about the Passover Seders we have had before. Let us...

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JLIife Extra December 2020

Zooming as Usual Jewish organizations wrap up year By Ilene Schneider The last month of 2020 will continue with an assortment of remote programs for the Jewish...

Lighting the Way

If Mattathias were alive today, how would you define him? American-Jew, Greek-Assimilated Jew? Every year at Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of light. What...

Miracle of the Oil

A pervasive paranoia has swept through our health-conscious nation—alas, the fear of frying. If you want to enjoy Hanukkah, however, get over it! Although the...

Ready to Begin Again

Not all miracles in Jewish history get holidays unto themselves. What was so special about Hanukkah that it became something to celebrate every year?  ...