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Esther’s Secret Identity

Several years ago, I started a new job in a new city and wanted to check out a local synagogue. ...

Celebrate Purim with Persian Flare—and Hamantaschen

With Purim on the horizon, we’ve got Queen Esther—and hamantaschen—on the mind. If you’re looking for a way to introduce ...

Beyond Hamantaschen: Purim Celebrates Diversity

Despite its air of frivolity, or perhaps because of it, the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim offers the opportunity to ...

A Jewban Family Tradition: Ropa Vieja

I am often asked whether I feel more Cuban-American than Jewish, or vice versa, and it has always struck me ...

My People, My Birthright

This summer Lindsey Newman and Josh Rothstein are going to be leading the first free Taglit Birthright Israel trip with a focus ...

Diversity and Pride at My Jewish Summer Camp

Judaism has been a part of my life since I was born. My mother snuck Shabbat candles into the hospital ...

Kung Hei Fat Choy from Our Jewish Home to Yours

Shabbat Dinner Menu for 15: Egg drop soup with crunchy noodles, Stir Fried Vegetables, Dan Dan Noodles, Roasted Chicken with ...

Drake & YOUR Multicultural Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Drake’s recent SNL skit (see below), perhaps unwittingly but then again perhaps not, highlighted how a bar or bat mitzvah ...

Challah with a Chinese Twist

There’s a not-so-funny joke that goes, “A man walks into a Chinese restaurant and says to the waiter, ‘Excuse me ...

African American Jews on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Across the country next week, Americans of all faiths and ethnicities will remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin ...