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One of my favorite Shavuot customs dictates that we bring flowers and natural beauty into our homes. And spring flowers are blooming everywhere now. Another favorite custom is that of eating dairy … more
Thousands of mourners on Monday evening followed a procession for four members of the Azan family who perished in a Brooklyn house fire early Monday morning. A Fire Department spokesman said the … more
Canukah is a wonderful time of year to have company and trade recipes for latkes and more. I used to make sufganiyot every year. I loved doing that, but now, I prefer experimenting with latkes and … more
The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. The famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country; top chefs compete to … more
This year I have the honor to bring to your attention a unique anthology of essays related to Chanukah published by the OUPress. This work, titled “The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion. … more
CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy — It’s always Chanukah in this picturesque town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region, where Jews have lived for more than 500 years, reaching a peak of 850 … more
KOBE, Japan — Like many international smugglers, the one servicing the Jewish community of this port city 300 miles east of Tokyo has perfected his poker face to avoid customs … more
When it comes to Sukkot, the weeklong festival in which Jews live and eat in temporary huts known as sukkahs, no place does it better than Jerusalem. City schools and … more
Part of the charm of Sukkot is the shuk arba minim, the chaos of the lulav and etrog market. The narrow window of time for this ad hoc religio-enterprenuerial market is just as soon as Yom Kippur … more
AMSTERDAM — As one of Europe’s oldest and most impressive Jewish buildings, this city’s Portuguese Synagogue is known far and wide for its majestic beauty. Built in 1675 for the … more
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