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Carmichael Hall in the Residence Quad at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Tufts student wakes up on Shabbat to find mezuzah gone, groups lodge complaint

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Tufts University Police Department has launched an investigation after a student reported that the mezuzah affixed to his dorm room was stolen on Sept. 4. According to the school, the student was awakened by laughter and other...
“Dabo,” a lightly sweetened and seeded popular in Ethiopia. Credit: OneTable.

Video tells history of different bread eaten on Shabbat worldwide

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One Table, an organization that empowers men and women in their 20s and 30s to envision new rituals and build Jewish community through Shabbat dinner, has released a new episode in its 12-month video series. In...
Elie Kligman. Source: Instagram/Elie Kligman.

‘It’s a moment I will never forget,’ says Washington Nationals draft pick Elie Kligman

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Jewish baseball history was made for a second time this week when on Tuesday, 18-year-old Elie Kligman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Nevada, was drafted by the Washington Nationals. Kligman, who keeps kosher and will...
Fresh-baked challah for Shabbat. Credit: Pixabay.

One Table opens more in-person Shabbat dinners for young Jewish adults

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One Table, an organization that empowers those in their 20s and 30s to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner, is reopening with indoor dinners of up to 10 people as it...
Fourth of July. Credit: Pixabay.

This July Fourth? It’s a freedom bonanza!

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After a year-and-a-half of hunkering down, we are free at last—at least, for the most part. With the advent of vaccines, we welcome back hugs and backslapping, kids running amok with their grandparents, maybe...
David Schoen, former President Trump's impeachment lawyer, speaks on Fox News. Source: Screenshot.

Trump’s attorney withdraws request for impeachment trial pause for Shabbat

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David Schoen, a Torah-observant Jew and an attorney for former President Donald Trump, has withdrawn his request to not hold the impeachment trial in the Senate on Shabbat, reported CNN on Monday, one day before the start of...
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Report: Trump’s attorney requests impeachment trial pause for Jewish Sabbath

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In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) late last week, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyer asked that the trial be suspended during the Jewish Sabbath. Attorney David Schoen, who...
Thanksgiving turkey. Credit: Pixabay.

A downsized Thanksgiving still means turkey and pie

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Thanksgiving is the most widely celebrated American holiday, but this year, it’s going to look a little like Passover—families in their homes, eating a festive meal separately, maybe with a Zoom call planned. With...
A Jewish Havdalah service marking the end of Shabbat in Los Angeles. Credit: Reboot.

Reinvented Shabbat Project to ‘bring Shabbat home’ in more than 1,600 cities worldwide

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In a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, the seventh annual international Shabbat Project is organizing virtual pre-Shabbat events and providing educational materials for an intimate home-based Shabbat experience in more than 1,600 cities...
Children watch the weekly online Kabbalat Shabbat program sponsored by the Israeli-American Council, May 2020 Credit: Courtesy.

With synagogue doors still shut, IAC hosts virtual Kabbalat Shabbat, Israeli-style

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While some states are relaxing their stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Jewish institutions remain closed with in-person Shabbat on hold. To fill the gap and reach out to both Israelis living...