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Rustic Thankgiving Dinner

The festive meal and modern life

After the flurry of fall holidays, it may seem that the months between Sukkot and Passover lack opportunities for Jews to get together to eat, but ...
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Keeping the faith in wartime

In time of war — far from home, family and chicken soup — what helps a Jewish solider hold onto his identity? Looking for answers, and with ...
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Sacred space and graven images

The first time I took my Jewish children to a Catholic church, I didn’t think to prepare them. Statues with bleeding hearts and paintings of ...
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Deep-seeded connections

When we think about special foods to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey always seem to top the menu. But where among the new year’s daily ...
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What’s in a name?

Because I became a Jew as an adult, I got to (had to) choose a Hebrew name for myself. It was hard. I’d been drawn to Judaism by the way the ...
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