One of the things I hear adults struggle with when it comes to Hanukkah is that it is largely a holiday for kids. It involves presents, dreidel games, chocolate coins, and some very interesting a capella remixes. And while of course adults can and do enjoy these kitchy aspects of the holiday, they may not […]
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As Yom Kippur ended last Wednesday night, I quickly had a bite of a bagel and downed some orange juice. I soon checked in on social media after taking a nice break from it over the holiday. I was quickly horrified to see the news of the terrorist attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany […]
For all the shofar lovers out there, you may be pleased to know that blowing the shofar is a ritual that can be done well before Rosh Hashanah. In fact, starting this Sunday, when the new Hebrew month of Elul begins, there is a tradition of sounding the ram’s horn every single day for a […]
It’s not what you’re thinking. There’s no joyous family gathering nor tons of delicious food. It’s a fast day. It’s a time to mourn. It’s the saddest day of the Jewish year. And no, it’s not Yom Kippur (which, while serious, is meant to be uplifting). It’s called Tisha B’Av, and this Saturday night through […]