Judaism

From time-honored traditions to modern synagogue life, your hub for Jewish learning, holidays and text.

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Handy, and You Don’t Need a Match to Light Up

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It’s the electric menorah of the Facebook generation — more than two-dozen applications that smartphone users can download to do just about anything Chanukah...
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Hankering for the Perfect Latke

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Reporter Deborah Hirsch battles crowds at the Gershman Y's Latkepalooza in a mission to load up on starchy Chanukah goodness. All last week, I had...
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Finding Their Way

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While intermarried couples still face obstacles when it comes to finding their place in the Jewish community, the merger of a local and national...
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Of Farms and the Jews

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  As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the...
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A Jewish Take on the Armstrong Scandal

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In conjunction with our feature about rabbis who cycle, we asked Rabbi Judd Levingston to share his thoughts on recent evidence that Lance Armstrong...
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Who Is Israel? He Is a ‘God-Wrestler’

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In this week’s Torah portion, a momentous event occurs. The patriarch Jacob is renamed “Israel,” and the Jewish people, as Jacob’s descendants, become the...
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Check Your Oil!

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Gone are the days when the Chanukah holiday meant an eight-day binge fest of all things fried. Gone are the days when the Chanukah holiday...
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Fear of Frying?

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My challenge: to preserve the flavor of the fried potato pancake and at the same time to make it healthier, less messy and more...
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Unusual Gifts

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As Chanukah appears on the horizon, our thoughts inevitably turn to two things: gifts — and fatty foods. If you’ve distributed all the socks,...
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Making Book on Latkes and Lights

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Rosh Hashanah ushers in the New Year. Yom Kippur is time to atone. We celebrate the harvest during Sukkot and commemorate receiving the Torah...