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6 Creative Places To Hide The Afikoman This Passover
Writer. Comedian | jonsavittwrites.com
Why am I not at the kids’ table? Oh, because I’m 25 now.
A Jewish Girl's Christmas in "Kankakee by the Sea"
To the credit of my parents and my grandfather, I was taught to honor my identity. I did not grow up with a Christmas tree
The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut.
Author. Journalist. Multi-platinum-selling songwriter.
The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut. According to Jewish law, it's an age-old custom to allow a boy's hair to
The Importance of Feeling Important
As seniors in college looking forward to life's next hurdles - graduation and employment - it is important to retain a sense of feeling important.
Shabbat: The Linchpin of Jewish Tradition
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan
Recent graduate, Columbia School of Journalism
On a warm Friday evening in July, aromas of onions and meat waft through Barbara Meltz's home in Stanhope, New Jersey. She is busy putting the finishing touches to her Shabbat dinner -- Shabbat being the Jewish Sabbath, celebrated every week from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday.
When Baby Naming Becomes a Negotiation
"I Never Signed Up for This..." Author, Artist, Speaker, Survi...
I was a compromiser married to a world class control freak, and I tried not to be putty in his hands. Naming our daughter went down to the wire, narrowly beating out her delivery.
The Worth of Michael Sam
Rabbi Michael Bernstein
Congregation Gesher L’Torah
The great miracle of being human, according to a beautiful Jewish tradition is that our Creator coins each of us with the same Divine Image and yet no two of us are the same.
A Widow's Hint to the Living: Talk About My Husband
Speak of my late husband. Go ahead, I beg you. There is an old Jewish proverb that says "As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are a part of us; as we remember them."
Can't Get Enough Of Baby
Author of Loose Change and JOAN: Forty Years of Life, Loss, an...
I'm sitting on a couch in my daughter Rachel's home in Chicago, holding my first grandchild, a boy, seven days old. I've heard grandparents talk, ad nauseum, about the thrill of this relationship, but, as with having your first baby, you have no clue what it will be like until it happens.
Podcast: 100 Blessings Brings Us Closer to the Divine
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Deanna and Allen Alevy Senior Rabbi and Co-Founder, LA's Pico ...
By blessing God 100 times daily, we are connecting in the deepest way. Mindfulness of our actions makes us more aware of the Divine. It also serves to prevail over the forces of negativity, by attaching ourselves more closely with Hashem (God).
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Why I Don't Keep Kosher for Passover Anymore
Blogger, Parent, Community Manager
It's that time of year that every Jew dreads. Eight days without bread, pizza, pasta or anything else that leavens. But not in our house.
Barclays Center Offers Separate Men's And Women's Seating For Orthodox Jews At Concert
"The ultraorthodox have been reclusive for years," he explained to HuffPost. "They have not been open to outreach." In what
Looking for Jews in All the Wrong and Right Places
Is being around Jews or joining a synagogue or celebrating Jewish holidays with Jews what we yearn for? I'm not sure.
Judith Butler: Zionism Is Opposed to Jewish Values
Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
Contemporary political Zionism, in Butler's view, has constructed a very slanted narrative of Jewish history −- one that glorifies the kingdom of David, the Maccabees, Masada and Bar Kochba, all equated with the type of bellicose masculinity embraced by some early Zionist activists.
Why Do We Give Gelt on Hanukkah?
Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer
Director, Chabad of Queens College
Why have Jews traditionally given money to our children on Hanukkah? While it is now commonplace to also give gifts, the original tradition remains to give
Counting the Omer
Don Meyer, Ph.D.
President, University of Valley Forge
In his book
Alternative to Futility
, Elton Trueblood includes a chapter on discipline. He quotes Milton who said, "The history of every civilization rises and falls on the axel of discipline."
Metzitzah B'peh Circumcision Ritual Inconsistent With Jewish Principles
Lisa Braver Moss
In recent weeks, a controversial Jewish circumcision practice gained the national spotlight after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that New York infants contracted genital herpes following ritual circumcision.
When A Daughter Wants Her Nose Pierced
Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post
Pierced ears? Pierced nose? Nose ring? Intricate tattoos? Where are your parenting lines?
Understanding Prophecy: Moses vs. Nostradamus
Rabbi Adam Jacobs
Executive Director, Aish Center in Manhattan
Let's do a little comparison. Let's look at a few of Moses' predictions to see if we believe that they actually came to pass and then contrast them with the perennially popular 16th century French prophet Nostradamus.
How Passover Night Is Not So Different From All Other Nights
Susan Kaiser Greenland
Author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child
Each year around the Passover holiday we pause, set aside all the to-ing and fro-ing for a moment, and rest.
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