holidays

18 Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes for Shavuot

Today we mark the start of Shavuot, the holiday where we eat Dairy!

Don’t Just Mark the Jewish Holidays, Mark the Jewish Intervals

We need to be able to rest and recover from one run in order to perform at our best at the next one.

A Global Purim Menu and Identity Discussion Guide

Purim is all about the hiding. Esther hid her identity from King Ahashverosh. Haman hid his evil side from the ...

The Dangers of Purity

The holiday of Hanukkah should be a fraught one for American Jews. Most of us know it as a gift-giving holiday, ...

An Interfaith Ambassador… Even At The Pediatrician’s Office

Around Thanksgiving, my baby girl had the first continuous cough we had ever experienced (thanks, daycare!) and, just to be ...

Holidays Down South (With a Little Help from Technology)

Holidays are always prime family time. My whole family goes to my grandparents’ house for pretty much every holiday, and ...

Feeding While Fasting – A New Beginning

Across the world yesterday or today, Jews celebrate Simchat Torah, the conclusion of the Festival of Sukkot. Simchat Torah is ...

Living With Death

Death is a problem. It is death that seems to suck the meaning out of life. If it is all ...

Rosh Hashanah: Get Woke

During the High Holiday period, we expect a great deal from ourselves. Putting aside the business of material holiday preparation ...

A Few Facts About Fasting in Jewish Tradition

This summer, two things happened at once, making me think about fasting in a whole new way—and as Yom Kippur ...