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April 2021

Tackling the Tough Questions

Within today’s public sphere there is an urgent need for Jews to engage with tough questions surrounding Judaism, Israel and politics while simultaneously remaining...

The Secret of Plant-based Diets

People today are more health-conscious than ever yet, sadly, obesity rates are at an all-time high, ditto for diabetes and heart disease.    ...

A Lesson from John Steinbeck

Years ago, as I was doing research for a paper on John Steinbeck, I came upon a fascinating exchange of letters in 1940 between...

Israel: A Love Story

Shut away and able to look just beyond the walls of the balcony to the wadi and Tel Aviv/Jerusalem highway on the horizon, I...

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Something New

    Every fall, the air gets cooler, the kids go back to school, and Rosh Hashanah rolls around. The holiday itself celebrates the...

Digging In

    The High Holiday celebrations in the Jewish world are an incredibly hands-on experience.     Even the tiniest active gesture pulls the holiday...

Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur–the Jewish Day of Atonement–is a fast day that follows Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often called the...

Rosh Hashanah Basics

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, a fall holiday that calls for both rejoicing and serious introspection. According to Jewish tradition,...