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KOBE, Japan — Like many international smugglers, the one servicing the Jewish community of this port city 300 miles east of Tokyo has perfected his poker face to avoid customs … more
When it comes to Sukkot, the weeklong festival in which Jews live and eat in temporary huts known as sukkahs, no place does it better than Jerusalem. City schools and … more
Part of the charm of Sukkot is the shuk arba minim, the chaos of the lulav and etrog market. The narrow window of time for this ad hoc religio-enterprenuerial market is just as soon as Yom Kippur … more
AMSTERDAM — As one of Europe’s oldest and most impressive Jewish buildings, this city’s Portuguese Synagogue is known far and wide for its majestic beauty. Built in 1675 for the … more
Among traditional food customs related to Rosh Hashanah, the most well-known might be the dipping of apples in honey. And while a classic apple pie or cake is a lovely way to commemorate our hopes … more
Despite isolation from their Jewish brethren around the world for millennia, Ethiopian Jews have coveted the universal Jewish dream of celebrating Rosh Hashanah “next year in … more
The tale of a challah-baking Jewish giant, by one of the country’s most prominent children’s book writers, is among a crop of delightful new books for kids published just in time for the … more
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 … more
For nearly 50 years, my father had a best friend named Al. They grew up in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, and after returning from the service in World War II, they each married and moved to the … more
Bonfires will light up the night this motzei Shabbos and on Sunday as Jewish communities everywhere celebrate Lag B’Omer. In the parking lot of Far Rockaway’s White Shul, the blaze will … more
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