Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
By:
Deborah Fineblum, JNS.org
Since the establishment of the state of Israel, this once obscure holiday is now marked by countless tree-planting ceremonies, ecological consciousness-raising programs and seders.
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By:
Diana Burmistrovich, JNS.org
To fully appreciate nature’s bounty, Kabbalists created this ritual meal that includes matching Israel’s regional fruit to the four physical elements: earth, water, air and fire.
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By:
Mollie Katzen | JNS.org
Celebrate the new year of the trees with these recipes for sweet potato-pear soup, fresh winter salad and cran-apple walnut cake.
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By:
myJewishlearning.com
A brief history of the "birthday of the trees" and how to celebrate the holiday, coming up this year on Jan. 16.
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By:
Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Chanukah has moved so far into the American vernacular that weeks after the last candle was extinguished, symbols of the holiday still permeate the public sphere. Local rabbis weigh in on the implications.
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