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Stop hiding; let yourself go free - by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

The festival of Purim (coming up this Saturday) is a holiday of concealment. At Purim we read the Scroll of Esther, a delightfully bawdy Persian court soap opera which doesn’t appear, at first glance, to have much to do with spiritual life or with God. 846 more words

General Interest

The Trouble with Clogs

That I shouldn’t be left to my own devises – in any circumstances – goes without saying; but it is particularly true when it comes to holiday footwear. 1,630 more words


Whole Wheat Spinach n' Feta Muffins

Still warm and straight out of the oven, my 7 year-old grabbed one of these and said:
“Mom, this is like lunch and dinner in a muffin.” Bingo. 175 more words


Christine Hayes: Moses at Sinai - God's Partner or Adversary? (Shavuot 5776)

Professor Christine Hays (Yale University) delivered a lecture in the Shalom Hartman Institute 5776 Rabbinic Webinar Series on Shavuot and its commemoration of the giving of Torah. 19 more words


Holidays: Shavuot (שבועות) - The Festival of "Weeks" #Shavuot #ChagHaKatsir #YomHaBikkurim

Shalom everyone! The biblical holiday of Shavuot (שבועות), also known as the “Festival of Weeks,” is celebrated each year on the 6th day of the Hebrew month of… 782 more words


Cheese Meltin' Muffins

Just out of the oven, these muffins on the counter, my 7-year-old took one bite and said, “I love how it all melts together.”  They are gloriously cheesy, just waiting to be pulled apart. 241 more words


Commentary for Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret is probably the strangest of the Jewish holidays- and that is assuming that you take the position that it is even its own holiday at all as opposed to just the final day of Sukkot. 806 more words