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Zmirot (Songs of Shabbat)
Zmirot (Songs of Shabbat)

Singing zmirot, songs of Shabbat, on Friday night not only expresses joy for the gift of Shabbat, but also offers…

New Friends
New Friends

Attend a Shabbat Across America or a Shabbat Across Canada event this Friday night…

Judaica Shop
Judaica Shop

The Shabbat table is customarily set for a grand feast and adorned with one’s most beautiful utensils. Beyond beautiful settings, however…

More Than Shabbat
More Than Shabbat

Ahad Ha’am (Asher Ginsberg, poet and Zionist ideologue: 1856-1927) is quoted as saying, “More than Jews have…

Counting Shabbat
Counting Shabbat

“And the maiden [Esther] pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily provided her with…

The Purim Story in Under 300 Words
The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his…

Purim Commitment
Purim Commitment

What does the holiday of Purim have to do with Jews reconnecting to their Jewish heritage? Purim is more than a celebration of…

Her Other Name
Her Other Name

Do you have a Hebrew name that’s different than your legal name? The custom of giving children both secular and Hebrew names is not a modern tradition…

The Fast of Esther
The Fast of Esther

How Esther responded when her uncle Mordechai requested she present herself, unbidden, before King Achashverosh…

Who Was Mordechai?
Who Was Mordechai?

There are some people in this world who always seem to be right in the thick of the action. This was Mordechai…

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