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Jewish Beauty to be Only Woman Rabbi

It is fascinating that what would seem to really be a Jewish human interest story–that Martha Neumark was studying to be the first female...

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its parts

My grandparents are from Russia. As a factual statement this is true, but that’s perhaps all it is. Knowing that my grandparents are from...

From Grill House to Kebab Joint

Feeling as if you’ve been let out of a cage? While the pandemic is far from over, many of us are itching to travel...

Southern Jews’ History on Display

Janis Rabin’s family emigrated from Poland, eventually settling in Bogalusa, Louisiana. For years, she and her relatives had kept memories and stories of their...

Explore New Worlds

Last year, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a treaty establishing diplomatic relations. But for more than a year earlier, diners in the...

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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,...