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President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement elicited positive and negative responses from Judaism’s religious left and right. The left-leaning Conservative movement cheered the president, … more
More than a dozen men hurled firebombs at a synagogue in Gothenburg in southern Sweden hours after locals marched in the city against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as … more
After  their glorious victory and rededication of the Temple, the Hasmoneans established the holiday of Chanukah to be celebrated by Jews for all future generations. The festival of lights is an … more
Amid the global controversy over President Donald Trump’s recognition last week of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Israeli and Palestinian leaders actually found … more
Like so many pins in a bowling alley, the treacherous former Argentine leaders who signed a secret pact exonerating Iran of its responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos … more
For eight days, at twilight, we will be kindling in the darkness, our windows ablaze in light. Since we were very little, we were raised with the idea that we light chanukiot to publicize the miracle … more
Canukah is a wonderful time of year to have company and trade recipes for latkes and more. I used to make sufganiyot every year. I loved doing that, but now, I prefer experimenting with latkes and … more
In the last two weeks, my husband Jerry, did nothing more ridiculous than usual, thus leaving me with no material to write about. Fortuitously, I managed two doozies on my own. Jerry and I were … more
The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. The famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country; top chefs compete to … more
This is excerpted from a post by David Kaufman, spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, the Reform synagogue in Des Moines, Iowa. David Ben Gurion declared Jerusalem to be the … more
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