Many of my most formative experiences and Jewish-identity-markers have had two things in common: they were highly competitive, and involved text study – but they didn’t necessarily involve reading the Torah.
Sukkot is almost here! It’s our week to cram friends and family into the sukkah, whether for short services and meals or full-on campouts. But the more the merrier, and the more fun, the better! With that in mind, here are 7 Sukkot ideas for modern themes and decorating ideas that might just get you and those you care about to spend a few more minutes outside. Hang some pictures, prepare thematic food, maybe dress up, add some fun decorations, and play some fun games.
This summer, two things happened at once, making me think about fasting in a whole new way—and as Yom Kippur approaches, it seems like a good time to dig a little deeper into these thoughts.
“Can you believe it’s been a year!?”
This is the third installment in my three-part series on “becoming Southern and Jewish.”
For me, it’s the river that won my heart.
Here’s another in our periodic Something Special About the South series!
This post is the second in my three-part-series on “Becoming Southern and Jewish.”
There is some irony in the observance of “Labor Day” in our country: It is a holiday acknowledging the achievements of labor activists, and is intended to provide all workers in the United States with a day off, and yet it is often observed by white-collar workers only.
I’ve been active on Facebook since 2004. Right before I started college, Brandeis University was added to the then-still-exclusive site, and I was able to connect with my future classmates. More than a decade later, Facebook has evolved and become a huge force in most of our lives. Today my feed is crowded with baby photos, and I’m grateful for the ability to connect with friends and family across the country. It’s become something we all take for granted.