Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
Juggling holiday and hilarity
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What better time than this to go for the juggler? After all, Sukkot and juggling go together like meat axes, and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. At least they do when the Flying Karamazov Brothers get their hands on them. Give a hand to Paul Magid and his magical merry pranksters, who juggle holidays and hilarity in an act that does justice to...
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Ben Richman (left) used etrog trees in the family sukkah, with help from daughters Eden and Hadassah.
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Not a synagogue member? Don't have High Holiday tickets? Don't feel like shelling out money for admittance to services? Truth be told, free options locally for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not very plentiful. But they're out there if you know where to look. In addition to the region's Chabad Lubavitch houses -- which request, but don't require, a...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
For parents, it's all about packing away buckets and sand shovels, and hauling out dressy clothes. For their children, it means transitioning from playing on the beach to sitting quietly in shul. For synagogue choirs, it means having virtually no time to practice the intricate melodies and depending on the sense memories of last year's tunes. And for rabbis, it...
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Robert S. Wistrich
This year, Tisha B'Av once again reminded us of the dangers of "gratuitous hatred" without rhyme or reason for one's fellow Jews; the kind of hatred for its own sake, which seems more recently to have become part of our everyday Israeli reality. While divisions between Orthodox and secular Jews, or the bitter antagonism toward settlers in the West Bank,...
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