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Tales of Leaving Egypt Resonate at Passover

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“In every generation,” we read during the seder, “a person must regard himself as though he personally had gone out of Egypt, as it...
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9 Fine Kosher Wines That Work Well for Passover

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Elyse Genderson  Each Passover, the list of fine kosher wines seems to get longer. The customary four cups of wine during the seder allows for...

From Yemenite Soup to Brazilian Cheese Puffs, Passover Recipes Show Diversity of American Jewish...

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Every year at Passover, families rejoice in reenacting both religious and cultural tradition — reading from the worn family Haggadah, using the seder plate...

Celebrating Tu B’Shevat with Israel’s Seven Species

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By Jennifer Starrett | Contributing Writer Celebrating Tu B’Shevat — the new year for trees — with dishes made up of the seven species of...

LGBTQ Orgs Partner for Chanukah Celebration

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Two LGBTQ Jewish organizations partnered this Chanukah to create an event focusing on light, leadership and love in their communities after a year full...

Israelis Want to Bring Back North African Jewry’s Feminist Chanukah Tradition

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By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — As a child growing up in Tunisia, Peggy Cidor and her sister would count the days to Hanukkah. But the traditional...
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The Most Important Chanukah Candle

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By Rabbi Eric Yanoff Parshat Vayeshev A 7-year-old member of my synagogue once asked me, “Rabbi, which is the most important candle on the chanukiyah...
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WATCH: Daveed Diggs’ New ‘Puppy for Hanukkah’ Song

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By Shira Hanau There’s a long history of Jewish artists releasing parody songs for Hanukkah, but this year’s most catchy addition to the holiday...

Chanukah Foods From Around the World

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North American Ashkenazi Jews may associate Chanukah celebrations with potato latkes and sufganiyot, but there’s nothing in the Maccabees story that says these are...

Chanukah Gift Ideas, 2020 

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The manner in which this year’s Gift Guide was assembled is the manner in which these gifts are meant to be bought, received, given...