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Holidays

  • Yom HaShoah observances

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    To remember the six million murdered Albany Holocaust survivor Ivan P. Vamos will be the guest speaker when Congregation Beth Emeth hosts this year’s community Yom HaShoah Commemoration on Sunday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. Vamos was born in March 1938 in Budapest, Hungary, nearly on the same day that Hitler’s troops marched unopposed to take over Austria. Vamos’ father was […]
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  • 7 new kids’ books for Passover, from seder guides to stories

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – From the wizardry of Harry Potter that echoes with Passover’s themes to a cartoon frog who wisecracks his way through the seder, this year’s new crop of Passover books for kids offers something for all ages and interests. The selection of fresh reads, including two family-friendly Haggadahs, also includes an unusual Jewish immigrant tale […]
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  • Passover recipes: Lighten up with fish and veggies

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – I love serving light foods that are naturally kosher for Passover. With so much matzah, vegetable and fish dishes are often a welcome addition in my home. In this holiday menu, my Coconut Carrot Soup is a creamy soup at its finest. The combination of carrots, ginger and coconut is so warming […]
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  • The New Generation of Passover wines

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM/JNS.org Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the current mindset is that since Jews are commanded to drink four cups of wine at the Passover seder, they might as well drink high-quality wine. The last decade has witnessed a veritable explosion of high-quality kosher wines, […]
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  • Online seder offered by Sim Shalom on April 11

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY–Sim Shalom will host a second night seder on Tuesday, April 11. All are welcome to join and participate via live chat by clicking on Sim Shalom’s website or Facebook live at 7 p.m. EST. The seder will include festive freedom songs including Dayenu and readings from the Haggadah. The items on the seder plate, with foods that represent the hardships our  Jewish […]
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  • New social justice-themed haggadahs and a supplement to try this Passover

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At Passover, Jews around the world gather around their dining room tables to remember their past plight as slaves in Egypt. But the seder can also be a time to learn about the hardships facing others today. For those looking to incorporate social justice themes into their seders — Passover starts this year on the […]
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  • Gluten-free matzah: Here’s what you should know

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke — after all, regular unleavened bread tastes pretty cardboard-like already.But for Jews with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can damage one’s intestinal lining, or gluten intolerance, which involves icky reactions to that pesky protein found in wheat, finding the right matzah is not an […]
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  • 10 tips for a less stressful Passover

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    By DUBY LITVIN (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – Passover requires a great deal of preparation, especially if you are making your home kosher for Passover. These 10 tips will help you organize and prioritize, so you can enjoy the holiday. 1. Don’t wing it, plan it Planning is imperative. Think of your house as your corporation and you are its […]
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  • Four hundred –year old megillah may be viewed on-line

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    Israel Hayom/exclusive to JNS.org – As the Purim holiday approaches, the National Library of Israel has put a 400-year-old hand-illustrated copy of the Book of Esther on display. The scroll, dating back to the 1600s in Italy, will soon be uploaded to the national library’s website. The curator of the library’s Judaica collection, Dr. Yoel Finkelman, said the illustrations on the […]
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  • Feminism and Purim: Reflections of female religious leaders of four denominations

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    By ALINA DAIN SHARON/JNS.org In the Book of Esther’s Chapter 4, verse 14, Mordechai encourages his niece, Queen Esther, to use her influence with King Ahasuerus. “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have […]
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