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December 2020

Missing Out On What’s Important

It’s hard living in extreme partisan times. We aren’t usually open to listen to others who have different viewpoints. That’s unfortunate. We often miss...

Experience the Wisdom of Judaism

“I can’t express how much I appreciate Hillel. It gives me an opportunity to feel Jewish and I definitely look forward to it. It’s...

Hanukkah

I had a determinedly blasé attitude toward Hanukkah growing up: America’s retailers were not going to cause me to accord this minor Jewish holiday with...

Making Memories

Hanukkah, which begins on December 10 and ends December 18, is normally a fun time to gather together as a family and celebrate our...

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Jewish Identity

The other day, I happened upon an NPR Tiny Desk concert from 2016 featuring the wonderful Natalie Merchant (of 10,000 Maniacs fame and since...

“I Love NY”

Most New Yorkers recognize the “I Love New York” logo, which can be found on everything from coffee mugs to snow globes to boxer...

The top Jewish pop culture stories from 2021

Jewish pop-culture had quite the “Unorthodox” year.     A new reality-TV sensation, a raunchy indie-film spin on shivas and a rare glimpse into Turkey’s...

Keep Smiling

Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman always has a refreshing take on life’s conundrums. What’s more, we love just how open she is about her Jewish...