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Found in Translation

by JM Poses

When I think about Hanukkah, the theme that resonates most deeply is that of translation.  As a child, I wholeheartedly bought into the idea that Hanukkah was a sort of Jewish Christmas… and not just because of the presents.    

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Presents of Presence

by Rabbi Roni Handler

Happiness. We all want and seek it and yet this elusive emotion is so difficult to attain—and even more difficult to sustain. 

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The Greatest Miracle of All

by Rabbi Roni Handler

The legends we pass on to our children teach us about the possibility of miracles all around us—each and every day.  

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Dark Days

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

At this time of year, I like to be outside while the sun sets. When the days are short, there is something especially lovely about witnessing light fade.

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An Evolving Thanksgiving

by Rabbi Fredi Cooper, Ed.D.

During the first days of November, I begin to travel into my “Thanksgiving mode.” Before I ever dreamt about becoming a rabbi, this meant trying to transform the day into something more for my family. Thanksgiving was the one American holiday that made sense to me—even as a person who generally resisted thinking about the ways that life had been fulfilling.

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A Taste of Tradition

by Emily Langowitz

Food rituals reflect different facets of Judaism – some tie me closer to God, some to Torah and some to my people.

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Feast and Famine

by Jordan Namerow
We’ve just experienced the most holiday-intensive time in the Jewish calendar, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, one word lies at the heart of our collective experience: food. Food... [more]

Rituals as Varied as Our Lives

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

You’ve shared a multitude of ideas that can help us celebrate joys, heal sorrows and wash away difficulties.

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