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Articles by My Jewish Learning

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai

The grave of this second century rabbi is the site of a large annual pilgrimage.

What Is Second Passover (Pesach Sheni)?

An ancient Passover make-up date has become a modern day for celebrating second chances.

The Omer

Counting the days from Passover to Shavuot.

Beyond “Maestro”: Leonard Bernstein’s Art, Jewishness and Legacy

Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated film “Maestro” introduced a new generation to the life and genius of Leonard Bernstein, one of the ...

Beyond “Maestro”: Leonard Bernstein’s Art, Jewishness and Legacy

Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated film “Maestro” introduced a new generation to the life and genius of Leonard Bernstein, one of the ...

Beyond “Maestro”: Leonard Bernstein’s Art, Jewishness and Legacy

Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated film “Maestro” introduced a new generation to the life and genius of Leonard Bernstein, one of the ...

Beyond “Maestro”: Leonard Bernstein’s Art, Jewishness and Legacy

Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated film “Maestro” introduced a new generation to the life and genius of Leonard Bernstein, one of the ...

18 Items to Make This Passover Different From All Others

From seder plates and Passover treats to jumping frogs and Haggadahs, step up your seder game this year.

Learn Ladino: An Intro to the Judeo-Spanish Language

Want to learn Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language with a rich, centuries-old history from Europe to the Middle East? From el ...

Discover End-of-Passover Traditions from Around the World

From Morocco to Iran, Jews celebrate unique holidays before, during, and after Passover! Some of these holidays are about communing ...