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Storied Amsterdam menorah gets a makeover

AMSTERDAM — For the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Chanukah this year entailed the stressful chore of assembling the world’s most expensive menorah. Last...

How my Bukharian community celebrates Chanukah

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 13 By Manashe Khaimov, JTA/My Jewish Learning When I was growing up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, all of my relatives and friends lived close...

Recalling a powerful Chanukah heroine, Judith

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 9 By Steph Black, JTA/Alma Chanukah season means latkes, menorahs and the retelling of the classic story about Judah and the Maccabees. But...

Who is the headless Sukkot celebrant?

By Chen Malul, National Library of Israel In 1661, a book of Jewish customs was published in Amsterdam. Uri Weibash originally wrote Minhagim (“Customs” in Hebrew)...

Rosh Hashanah identifies an irreplaceable humanity

By David Bashevkin Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of mankind. But if Rosh Hashanah is indeed the collective birthday of humanity, why do we celebrate with all...

Ahead of Yom Kippur, Mayim Bialik’s mea culpas

By Mayim Bialik In the Reform synagogue I was raised in, they taught us a song around the Jewish New Year: “Let’s be friends. Make amends. Now’s the time to say...

The etrog: Judaism’s best-kept health secret

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 6 By Rachel Myerson NEW YORK — For most Jews, the etrog, a thick-rinded citrus, is relegated to a fleeting, supporting role....

Jewish culinary bible collects global flavors, techniques

soon as I saw the first recipe in this book I was hooked. Good friends of mine have a Passover tradition. As part of the karpas stage, they serve eggs that have been...

New caterer brings flavors of Persia to Denver

A new kosher caterer has set up shop in Denver. It’s called Lymone Caterers, a portmanteau of the first names of its owners Lynn and Simone Shenassa. Lymone cooks up...

‘Reverse Tashlich’ encourages Jews to clean up oceans

By Shiryn Ghermezian A Florida-based program aimed at empowering Jewish people to help keep the ocean clean is attracting attention from communities around the US and...