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When George Washington announced the first national Thanksgiving in 1789, he called for all Americans to gather in their houses of worship, and to thank God for Independence. A group of Jewish New Yorkers heeded that call and gathered at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue that...
These photos have to get your head spinning!
An inside view of the synagogue in Casale Monferrato, Italy, which dates to the 16th century. (Wikimedia Commons) CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy (JTA) – It’s always Hanukkah in this picturesque town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Jews have lived in Casale Monferrato for more than 500 years, with the community reaching its peak of...
We should all take our Mitzvos this seriously! Chag Sameach - Succos is coming soon!
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Amid criticism over Facebook allowing advertisers to target users based on anti-Semitic information, Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo on his social network of himself giving his baby daughter a Kiddush cup that he said was a century-old family heirloom. The Jewish Facebook co-founder and CEO posted a photo on...
If you or a loved one have experienced the delicate emotional situation of a family member off the derech, this father's compassionate letter to his daughter will move you. My dearest Suri, As I fasted today, I sat and reflected on what our fast is all about. Why was our beautiful...
Since today is the 17th of Tammuz, and we are all eagerly awaiting food, it important to know what is actually going on inside our bodies. What people do not know is that there are actually two different types of hunger. The first type is an actual physical need...
With Shavuos approaching, we are on the hunt for recipes and ideas to make Yom Tov prep easier. Soups are great because they can be made in advance. Here's a delicious one by Miriam Pascal, the Overtime Cook. Roasted Red Pepper Soup: Slightly based on a recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients: 4 medium red...
Cheesecake on a stick? It’s probably 1,000 calories… so not worth it. Think again! With low-fat vanilla yogurt and fat-free Greek yogurt as the base, this is going to be an everyday cheesecake snack! Change up the flavors with fruit-filled Greek yogurts. Recipe 12 ounces (340 grams) Greek yogurt, plain or...
Aren't we all looking for ways to dress up our holiday tables? Place cards are easy and cost effective. Here are some ideas!       Send us your pictures for a chance to be featured here!
We have collected some of our favorite vases for Shavuos this year. Nothing like a beautiful vase to hold beautiful flowers! Click the images for details.              
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED Large fresh strawberries Lollipop sticks or plastic rose stems Small sharp paring knife HOW TO Wash and completely dry your strawberries. Insert the lollipop stick or rose stem in the bottom of each strawberry. (If you do it after they’re cut it squishes the petals). ...
Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients you’re ready to craft! Start by putting a dot of glue onto your ring and using it to attach the end of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around until the ring is fully covered and use another dot of hot glue to seal...
Paper Flowers are PERFECT for part of your Shavuos decor. First, take your paper and fold it in half, width-wise, and cut. I have made the template so that the large petal will fit into this half-sheet, and that the smallest petal will fit into a quarter-sheet. you will use 6...


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