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Tu Bishvat 2023

In 2023, the "birthday of the trees" begins at sundown on Sunday, Feb. 5 and ends at sundown on Monday, Feb. 6.

Woman of Valor

This chapter from the Book of Proverbs can be read as a roadmap to happiness.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, God sends the eighth and ninth plagues, locusts and darkness, but Pharaoh still refuses to free the Israelite slaves. God tells Moses that the 10th plague will be killing all the firstborn Egyptians. God commands each Israelite home to slaughter a lamb and spread the blood on their doorposts, in order to protect their firstborns. After the death of the firstborns, Pharaoh demands that the Israelites leave.

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Parashat Bo

Exodus 10:1 - 13:16

Jeremiah 46:13 - 46:28

Parashat Bo: The Miracle of Mixed Multitudes

Parashat Bo reminds us of the beautiful world that can be built in an instant, even after destruction and heartache.

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Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding

Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.

Who Was Anne Frank?

The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.

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Recipes

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Sheet-Pan Dinner Recipe: Za’atar Chicken With Cauliflower and Chickpeas

This Israeli-inspired dish is incredibly delicious and easy, and is equally awesome for a weeknight dinner or Shabbat.

Honey Whole Wheat Challah

Using half whole wheat flour keeps this healthful alternative light and fluffy.

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