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Holidays

  • What Is Sukkot?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    A Guide to The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, The Feast of Tabernacles, and the Meanings Behind it From Chabad.org Sukkot 2017 (October 4-11 2017) Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in […]
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  • Want your sukkah listed in the Worldwide Sukkah Directory?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    A world-wide registry of sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed so that Jews tcan locate a sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a sukkah listed for every area in […]
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  • ‘Sushi in the Sukkah’ party in Clifton Park

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad will host its annual “Sushi in the Sukkah” party at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at 495 Moe Rd. The program is free and open to the community. The program will feature kosher sushi, soups, salads, and klezmer/holiday tunes sukkah crafts and lulav and etrog shakes. Donation and other information as well as reservations may be obtained from Leah Rubin […]
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  • Time to consider Chanukah stamps?

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    Ronald Scheiman, annually an advocate for Chanukah stamps, reports that there will not be a new holiday stamp issued this year. According to Scheiman, this means local post offices will not be getting Chanukah stamps automatically. They will have to order them, if there is a demand. Scheiman suggests that if individuals want them that now is the time to go […]
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  • Why some Jews are paying $500 for an Italian etrog

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot. Shortage Lazar’s job is to make sure the fruit is kosher for the festival, and that […]
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  • Punk bands prove shofar isn’t just for the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MICHAEL CROLAND NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Schmekel — a transgender Jewish punk band based in Brooklyn — opened its 2011 album with “I’m Sorry, It’s Yom Kippur.” The song features lyrics like “I’m sorry I came out to you in such an awkward way” and “I’m sorry I said you have schmutz on your head when it was Ash […]
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  • Hug a chicken and 4 other twists on traditional High Holidays rituals

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Picture services for the High Holidays: A roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps listening to a rabbi sermonize or a cantor chant is what likely comes to mind. Baking pizza? Embracing a chicken under a tree? Not so much. But those are some of the things that some Jewish […]
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  • How I keep my bubbe’s memory alive during the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By STACEY ZISOOK ROBINSON (Kveller via JTA)  – As a kid, I didn’t live a particularly Jewish life. We were sent to Hebrew school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and got dropped off at Sunday school. We fidgeted through services occasionally — usually because we were attending a bar mitzvah or it was High Holidays season. I went to Saturday morning services […]
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  • Easy-to-prepare holiday menu rich with flavor and color

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Two things are especially important to my holiday dishes: ease of preparation ahead of time and, of course, appeal to crowds. When time is short — and really when is it not short? — let’s make things as simple as possible. This menu fits the bill while offering a combination of flavors, textures […]
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  • How the High Holidays snapped me out of my mom boredom!

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By DASEE BERKOWITZ (Kveller via JTA) – A few nights ago, when I was cleaning up the kitchen after supper, it struck me. I’m really bored as a parent. I have the efficiency thing down pat. A food schedule for each night of the week. The ease of an afternoon spent with our three kids — snack, followed by craft, […]
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