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Summer Sweetness

Hawaii is my happy place, so when my brother, Gary, invited me recently to accompany him and my nephew, I didn’t need to think...

“Chewdaism”

Montreal Jewish food has received the cinematic treatment thanks to the new film “Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal.” The 60-minute documentary is the...

Bon Appétit

As children in Paris, Alexandre David and Alexis Memmi looked forward to summer every year when they would relocate to their grandmothers’ homes in...

Friendly Faces

Antisemitic sentiment is especially prevalent in Italy and Hungary, according to multiple surveys. But a first-of-its-kind index combining different measures of Jewish experience found...

A Welcome New Addition

Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County has named  Rabbi Sharon L. Sobel its new senior rabbi.     Rabbi Sobel is a second-generation Reform rabbi...

Delicious Food Y’All

Six months before the war in Ukraine began, restaurateur and chef Laurence Faber and his partner, Emily Williams, took a heritage trip to Otaci,...

Twenty Five Years in Israel

On July 29, our family will celebrate 25 years in Israel. I want to use this quarter-century anniversary column to correct three of my...

Bridge Over Blessed Water

Twenty seven. This is the number of years that have passed between this morning and the day I landed at Ben Gurion Airport to...

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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,...