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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Pesach Sheni 2020

The holiday of Pesach (Passover), the most widely observed and celebrated Jewish holiday in America and the world, is approaching fast. This holiday is special for so many reasons, in part by the fact...

Two children’s books for Jewish holidays

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Author Sandra Feder notes that Judaism acknowledges a duality in life: with the bitter often will come the sweet, and vice versa.  “Sweet wine or grape juice is used to welcome Shabbat on Friday...

From generation to generation, Jews celebrate the gift of freedom at Passover time

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Passover is called the holiday of freedom for good reason. Every year for the last 3,000 or so years—wherever we are and in whatever form of bondage we find ourselves—we manage to celebrate our...
Candles on the first night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. Hanukkah, also known as the “Festival of Lights,” is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple. The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a “hanukkiyah,” a nine-branched candelabrum with one additional light being lit on each night of the holiday. Dec. 24, 2016. Photo by Sebi Berens/Flash90.

Keepin’ Hanukkah with traditional Scottish ‘keepin’ cakes’

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Get ready to light the first Hanukkah candle, sing songs, play dreidel games, and, of course, eat. (Hanukkah takes place this year starting on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2, and lasting through the...

Bulgaria: President Radev takes part in Hannukah ceremony at Sofia Synagogue

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The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Roumen Radev, and other politicians joined the Jewish congregation of Sofia for its Hannukah celebration at the Central Synagogue on Sunday evening. As a relatively new President,...
Granola Hamantaschen. Photo by Paula Shoyer.

Healthy hamantaschen in the form of granola and gluten-free

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Purim is coming, and, like every year, its signature treat, hamantaschen, is taking on a new twist. The holiday starts this year on the evening of March 20 and lasts through the evening of March...

PURIM: Only a Jew Know his History

Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. The story...
Photo: By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, 436th AW Public Affairs

Hanukkah Humor

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Hanukkah, known as the reason why people say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” has a rich history dating back to about the early 1950s. What started as a minor, non-religious holiday got swollen...

Donald Trump sends Chanukah greetings to his ‘Jewish brothers and sisters’

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Donald Trump has released a Chanukah greeting along with a message of solidarity for his "Jewish brothers and sisters". He tweeted out a wish for a "happy and healthy eight nights" along with a formal...
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El Fostan De Roshashana

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Fue la semana pasada….. Esto kale ke vos konte ! Ya vos aviya kontado akel diya de luvya en New York ! Ke desgrasya…Ama ya ezbafi kon vozotros i dospues me sinti muncho mas...