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September 2022

Sweet Treats

    It’s another tricky year for Jewish holidays. Some families will feel comfortable to gather, while others will not for a variety of...

In Memory of Michael Wolf: 1944 to 2022

    What defines the substance of a man?     The color of his skin?     The clothes he wears?     The language he...

Regretting the Could-Have-Been

    On the coming Day of Atonement, we will read litanies of sins, perhaps every sin imaginable, from Alef to Tav and back...

All Your Questions About Round Challah

    Round challah—it’s different from regularly braided challah. And because most of us only make round challah for the High Holidays, we usually...

A Tasty Twist on Traditions

   On Rosh Hashanah, there is a custom to eat apples dipped in honey to bring a sweet new year. As explained in 1001...

Philanthropy and Teens

    Often, being cool is related to the latest technology gadget or toy. Sometimes it is cool to have a special talent or...

Candle-Lighting Blessings for Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, Jews usually eat a final pre-fast meal and then light candles at home before heading to...

Challah, Rugelach and Sufganiyot, Oh My!

In the most recent episode of “Zoë Bakes,” famous cookbook author and pastry chef, Zoë François brings us her most Jewish episode yet. “Family...

Being Present

    He asked them “Who is called a ‘wise man’?” They responded to him, “The person who sees the consequence of their action.”...

9 Jewish Things About Pomegranates

    Images of pomegranates are mainstays of Rosh Hashanah cards, Jewish jewelry and a range of Jewish ritual objects, and the fruit itself...

The Rules of Brisket are Made to Be Broken

    This September, many Jews across the United States will bring in the new year by feasting on a juicy, glistening brisket. But...

Getting It Right

    At about mid-August every year, I say to my husband, “The holidays are late/early this year, aren’t they?”  And like clockwork, he...

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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,...