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Green Cheesecake at Midnight
Green Cheesecake at Midnight

The holiday of Shavuot has three well-known, and well-loved, customs:Decorating our homes and synagogues with plants and flowers: According to the Midrash, at the time of the giving of the Torah, Mount Sinai burst forth in blossoms of verdant gree…

The First Ten
The First Ten

If the children of Israel received the Torah at Mount Sinai, why did Moses come down bearing only “the two tablets of the testimony” luchot ha’aidoot (Exodus 32:15), on which the Ten Commandments were written rather than a com…

If I Forget Thee
If I Forget Thee

“If I forget thee O’ Jerusalem, let my right hand wither” Psalms 137:5 poignantly expresses…

The Value Of Judgment
The Value Of Judgment

It is easy to be judgmental. Some might say that being judgmental is a necessary survival skill because…

Memorial to a Brave Soldier
Memorial to a Brave Soldier

David Rosenkrantz is one of the many unsung heroes whose…

The Indigo Guy of South Carolina
The Indigo Guy of South Carolina

The fact that the constitution of the colony of Carolina included a call for the freedom of worship for “Jews, Heathens and other Dissenters from…”

Biodiversity
Biodiversity

Today is the International Day of Biological Diversity, which was created by the United Nations to…

Seven Blessings-Sheva Brachot
Seven Blessings-Sheva Brachot

A couple just starting their lives together inspires joy and hope, and everyone wants to wish them success. These blessings of good will are so important to a new couple that the Jewish marriage ceremony includes blessings. Seven of them, to be exact, …

Homestead Bride
Homestead Bride

In many cases, Jewish philanthropists set up settlements for Jews coming from Russia and Eastern Europe during the Homestead Act of 1862…

A Sephardi Gaon
A Sephardi Gaon

Because of the dedication of Rabbi Ezra Attiya (1885-1969), hundreds of Sephardic Jews chose to extend their education, scores decided to dedicate their lives to Torah study and dozens of distinguished rabbis served in Sephardi communities around the w…

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