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Curse You – Not!
Curse You – Not!

In a perfect world, one would never feel such intense anger at another person that one would actually wish them harm. Alas, we do not live in a perfect world…

How Millennials Are Reinventing Jewish Names
How Millennials Are Reinventing Jewish Names

When Sivan Kroll-Zeldin and Igor Elkind were getting married, they knew two things. They were very much in love. And they were not about to give their children three last names.

What Not To Buy
What Not To Buy

The joyous holiday of Passover is now over. While one’s instinct might be to immediately run out to the supermarket and restock the pantry shelves with bread…

The Unique Holiday Known as “Mimouna”
The Unique Holiday Known as “Mimouna”

Jews rejoice on Passover to celebrate their redemption from slavery in Egypt. Because of Passover’s connection to redemption, there is much hope that…

Seven Days to the Sea
Seven Days to the Sea

The Passover celebration lasts seven days (eight days, outside of Israel. The first day (and second, outside of Israel) is a Yom Tov, festival day, on which the Seder is celebrated. However…

The Song of Songs
The Song of Songs

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine.”

And people say the Bible is boring…

Chol Hamoed
Chol Hamoed

Most holidays in western society last for a single day, which is often extended into the weekend. And while most people are aware that Chanukah is celebrated for 8 days, many people are surprised to learn that…

Pesach: What’s in a Name?
Pesach: What’s in a Name?

The name of the holiday “Passover,” is an allusion to God’s passing over the Israelite households during the plague of the firstborn, a critical element in…

Singing Praises
Singing Praises

The prophets of the Jewish people ordained that the Hallel be recited on special occasions and celebrations [like Yom Tov], and at times of…

Jewish Community Shootings Show that Terrorism Aimed at One Group Attacks All of Us
Jewish Community Shootings Show that Terrorism Aimed at One Group Attacks All of Us

…by being Jewish, she faces a real threat. It’s a menacing fear that dares her to discount it.

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