Best of the Week

It’s Friday! I’m sitting up in Toronto and it’s cold and rainy! Someone please make it stop. Here are some of the best things you may have missed this week at MJL.

Tomorrow’s parashah is Toldot, where Jacob steals his brother’s birthright by trading him lentil soup. Which means that we have two lentil recipes for you. Some soup and some burgers.

The Global Day of Jewish Learning is on Sunday. Learn more about this amazing day of events.

Learn about liberal Judaism in Israel.

Going to be a guest at a bar or bat mitzvah? Don’t know the first thing about Jewish events? Here is a great list of things to know that will make sure you come prepared.

Finally, Hanukkah is coming up quick. Touch up on your history before your children stump you while lighting candles.

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