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How to Jew: Presents for Passover?

Above: The bracelet the author gave to his wife for Passover. Photo by Edmon J. Rodman What do we wear to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt? ...
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Tradition holds that King David, shown here in a stained glass window in St. Michael and All Angels Church in the United Kingdom, is among the authors of the psalms.

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Tradition says the 150 psalms in the book Tehillim, or Praises, were written by King David and some other well-known, wise men. Scholarship says ...
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Friends of a feather chavurah together

A small group of like-minded Jews: I like this Wikipedia definition of the Hebrew word chavurah, which comes from chaver, meaning friend or ...
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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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