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Now on The Nosher

Ginger Glazed Lamb and Beef Lollipops

September 30, 2015 11:23 am
Any person who has visited Israel knows that a stroll through the shuk (Israeli market) is a multi-sense experience: the bright colors, the sweet and spicy smells, the mix of loud…

Now on The Canteen

Shabbat of Shabbats: Yom Kippur and Camp

September 22, 2015 11:42 am
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of reading a very touching piece by Dr. Oliver Sacks z”l in the New York Times. In the…

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A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year

September 9, 2015 5:07 pm
With joy we share our family tradition of “Lavar la Cara” (washing our faces in the ocean). It seems that this tradition combines many elements of two ceremonies. The first is “Tashlich” from…

Now on Keshet

How to Build a Movement: A Conversation with Shelly Weiss Part 3

August 27, 2015 11:20 am
Part 3 in this series features Shelly Weiss, the queer, Jewish, genderfluid lifelong political activist and founder of OUTmedia, as our subject of intergenerational advocacy. OUTmedia’s global…

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Kveller’s Tips for a Fun Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

October 2, 2015 8:01 pm
You might be thinking, “What the hell is Shemini Atzeret?” Well, the good thing is: No one exactly knows, or can agree, on what this holiday is officially…

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New York City + Social Justice + Jewish Journeys = One Inspiring Summer (Sponsored)

February 9, 2015 12:13 pm
Calling all Jewish high school students! Searching for an exciting and challenging way to spend the summer? You’ll definitely want to check out Justcity Leadership Institute, an innovative Jewish program for…

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What Is The Torah We Want To Celebrate Today?

October 6, 2015 2:26 pm
Today we celebrate the holiday of Simhat Torah. Literally meaning “rejoicing in Torah,” the holiday is a culmination both of the fall festival season that began with…

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From Mourning to Memory: Chasing Balloons, Wearing a Ring

For those of you who wear rings, this probably sounds familiar: you fiddle with your ring, a thousand times a day, without thinking about it— and all…

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On Simchat Torah, Get Up and Dance with Me!

October 2, 2015 12:16 pm
Being a woman on Simchat Torah is hard for me, but not for the reasons you might think. Maybe I am bothered by the imbalance, when the…