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A questioning faith

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to write a column called How to Jew when you are not a rabbi or a teacher and were not even born into the ...
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Modern Tallitot: Color them magnificent

Few garments associated with prayer are as recognizably Jewish as the tallit. And yet its exact, original appearance is a mystery. Torah commands ...
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From ‘A’ to ‘Aleph’

In theory, we all agree that learning a second language is good for us — good for our brains, good for our understanding of the world around us, ...
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Just Talking

It’s out of my mouth before I know I’ve said it. Only right afterward do I recognize the feeling of giving in to the urge to say something I ...
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The Call of Elul

In the heat of August, it begins to feel to me like summer will never end. But if I’m up early on Aug. 27, the first day of the Hebrew month of ...
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