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Holy water: reclaiming an ancient Jewish ritual

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"This is my first time at the mikvah with such short hair, " says Rachell Goldberg. "My hair started growing back after my chemo. Up top here is probably what, one inch long?" Goldberg, 38,...

Jewish culinary cuisines continue to evolve

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When it comes to Jewish food, it can be defined in different ways: For Steven Cook, it was his mother’s matzo ball soup made with onion soup mix; for Joan Nathan, it was canned...

Sivan: inspiration from head and heart

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Rosh Chodesh Sivan is set to begin Thursday, May 25. This is the month in which the wheat harvest is celebrated in the land of Israel. We also observe Shavuot, which commemorates the anniversary...

50 years after ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ how Jews helped fill a Beatle’s lonely heart

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On May 25, the city of Liverpool in the northwest of England will commence celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ groundbreaking and best-selling album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club...

Leonard Cohen song is anthem of Jewish exclusivists

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On May 21, Israeli Jews celebrated 50 years of Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem with a light show on the Old City walls, and the highlight was a rendition of the late Leonard Cohen’s most...

The TV return of the jewish american princess

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When the TV show Will & Grace first hit the air in 1998, it was radical in many ways. Now, when it returns in 2017, it will have a new set of expectations on...

This Jewish-raised hindu musician sings about islam

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The Australian-born singer-songwriter Ben Lee has been on a lifelong spiritual quest. He was raised at a Modern Orthodox Jewish school, studied Taoism, and was married in a Hindu ceremony. Now he’s released an album...

Hava Nagila’s long, strange trip

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If there is one Jewish song known by Jews and non-Jews alike, it is undoubtedly Hava Nagila. From its obscure origins in early 20th-century Palestine, the song has gone on to become a perennial...

New album features Asheville’s own Jewish folk music

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The Asheville Jewish Folk Music Collection, as the title implies, is a compilation of original and public domain folk songs performed by local Jewish musicians. The first of its kind, this album will be...

These 7 smartphone apps make life easier for religious Jews

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iphone5xNEWSROOM Email the NewsroomFacebookTwitterRELATED TOPICS FEATURESJUDAISMAPP These days there are smartphone applications for pretty much anything, from ordering food to finding a date to reporting anti-Semitic incidents. Get The Jewish News's Daily Edition by email and never miss our...