A Family Seder for Rosh Hashanah

Suggestions for a Rosh Hashanah festive seder meal full of meaning, symbolism, word play and tasty treats.

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Shabbat Services FAQ

Answers to reader’s questions about attending Saturday morning services at a synagogue for the first time.

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Reading About Food and History: 97 Orchard

Review of the book 96 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement.

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Two New Haggadot For Your Passover Seder

Reviews of two new Haggadot for the Passover seder.

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MetaMaus: Look Inside a Classic

Reviewing MetaMaus, an inside look at the making of, and lives that have impacted/been impacted by, Art Spiegelman’s Maus.

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Sukkot: More Than Just a “Harvest Thing”

In recent conversations about the current holiday of Sukkot, I’ve heard a common theme: People understand that we build a hut, known as a sukkah, and that we shake four species, known as lulav and etrog, but they want to know why.

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Reflection: Preparing Spiritually for the High Holy Days

Resources to help you start preparing spiritually for the High Holy Days, through reflection, taking stock of your year and thinking towards next year.

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Joining Traditions

We tend to dwell on what it’s like for parents when their children intermarry. What about what it’s like for children whose parents enter a second, interfaith marriage?

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