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May 2020

THE HOLY RASHBI

Lag Ba’Omer in Meron Lag Ba’Omer, the most minor of Jewish holidays in the diaspora, is a major event for hundreds of thousands of Israelis....

SAY WHAT?

You Never Listen If your family seems not to hear a word you say, you’re not alone. Social science researchers will tell you that the...

SHAVUOT

The holiday that started it all. Most people get excited, or at least know about, the festivals of Passover and Sukkot. GREAT NEWS: there are...

COVID-19 CAMPING

Making the Best of Family Time in the Age of Self-isolation Once upon a time in Orange County, California, the people were quarantined due to...

STEPPING UP

Life Skills Revealed During Remote Collaborative Learning COVID- 19 has impacted everyone in countless ways: in ways we are struggling with now, and ways we...

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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?  ...