Lesli Koppelman Ross

<em>Lesli Koppelman Ross is a writer and artist whose works have appeared nationally. She has devoted much of her time to the causes of Ethiopian Jewry and Jewish education</em>.

Articles by Lesli Koppelman Ross

Yom Ha’atzmaut Liturgy

Religious observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut draw on a variety of Jewish customs.

Shavuot in Modern Times

New ceremonies and rituals are introduced.

Special Challot

The bread traditionally associated with Shabbat may look different on Shavuot.

Shavuot Hymns

The focus is on the Jew's relationship with God and fulfilling God's commandments.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

The all-nighter is an observance that developed on Shavuot.

Finding Meaning in the Omer

A time to prepare for receiving the Torah.

Shavuot Decorations

These are traditionally found both in the home and the synagogue.

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

A survey of the many explanations given for the tradition of eating milk products.

Hol Hamoed: The Intermediate Days of Passover

Although they are not full festivals, they are still holy relative to ordinary days.

Mimouna: A Post-Passover Celebration

An exuberant Sephardic custom whose origins are the subject of debate