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April 2017

Jewish Storytelling, at Passover and Year-round

The SIGHTS, SOUNDS, and smells of holidays so often evoke memories of our childhood. Reciting the four questions, retelling the ancient tale of the...

A Call to Action

It’s no Secret that intolerance is on the rise in America, especially against the Jewish community. The messages that Passover provides are more valuable...

Dayenu? Passover in the Age of Division

WE’RE  ABOUT to celebrate a holiday which commemorates the exodus from a land ruled by a megalomaniac who built large monuments to himself and...

The Zivotofsky Passport Case 

For us, as Jews, the easiest question in the world is: “Name the capital of Israel.”  The answer is so obvious that it need...

Shifting Grounds?

JEWS ARE JITTERY. There is a sense of unease in the Jewish community. Jewish Community Centers across the U.S. have received threatening phone calls....

Twenty Twenty

FOR SEVERAL SHABBOSIM in a row, I’d noticed a beautiful young woman sitting on the right side of the women’s section, balancing an extremely...

The Four Sons

Anyone who has spent a morning toting a toddler on errands or navigated a strained chat with a teen about technology overuse, has undoubtedly...

PJ Library: The Power of Storytelling 

More than any other Jewish holiday, Passover is celebrated in the home with family and friends. And at the core of this celebration is...

Being Present for Passover

This year I challenge you to make your Seder very different - to make it relevant and engaging – a night to remember.  As...

Haroset – A New Twist On An Old Favorite

LET'S FACE IT.  There was an awful lot of kvetching as Moses led our ancestors out of Egypt. The Israelites whined about the food...

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