Give Your Kids Something Jewish to Scream About This Halloween

  What do a disappearing groom, a witch in a milk bottle, a demon that writes Mezzuzot, and a clay giant have in common? They’re all part of Judaism’s rich but rarely discussed centuries old tradition of ghost stories, superstitions, and spooky tales. That’s right; Jews go “Boo!” too. Ancient rabbis and Jewish thinkers, Kabbalists, […]

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A Halloween Postscript: Why Opposition to Trick-or-Treating Won’t Strengthen Jewish Identity

I didn’t intend to write a post-Hallowen blog. To be honest, Halloween isn’t something that is big in my family. I’m not a costume or candy person, and neither is my husband. While our son Sammy enjoys trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, it isn’t something that he wants to do every year. This year we weren’t […]

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How to Make Halloween Holy

A holiday that overturns the social order may be a great opportunity to build community and teach children to trust themselves.

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Why I Am Not Buying A Pumpkin Costume For My Baby

InterfaithFamily.com Network Director Robin Schwartz isn’t that hot on Halloween. She explains why.

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Happy Purim

Purim Booklet

This Purim booklet explains the holiday of Purim, its customs and traditions

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