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Chanukah house in Brooklyn is a family tradition

Chanukah, commemorating the triumph of Judah Maccabee and the miracle of long-lasting oil, has plenty of heroes to celebrate. But in one Brooklyn family’s home, the...

In Ukraine, Chanukah candles are needed for heat, not just light

In the days before Chanukah, which started Dec. 18, a few men and women from two Conservative institutions in Israel traveled to the small Jewish community in...

Lemon-Ricotta Fritters alternative to sufganiyot

These lemon-ricotta fritters are perfectly crisp and round. They’re so light and creamy with a hint of fresh lemon zest.

The Littons are sukkah builders extraordinaire

On the day after Yom Kippur, Steven Litton is racing from Long Island, NY, to Manhattan. While much of Steven’s work has been in motion long before Yom Kippur, the...

Morocco etrogs benefit from shmita

A bumper crop of etrogs is taking a more direct route to Israel this year, thanks to a historic confluence of geopolitics and religious observance.

Before Chabad, there was the IDF

Mobile sukkahs have become popular with Chabad, but a dive into the National Library of Israel collection reveals an earlier manifestation of sukkahs on wheels, during...

For people with eating disorders, Yom Kippur is especially complex

Shonna Levin is an Orthodox Jew, but she didn’t spend last Yom Kippur in a synagogue. The Brooklyn activist had planned to set up camp in Prospect Park, where she was...

Zimtsterne: Break-the-fast cookies

When Yom Kippur comes to a close, I follow the age-old wisdom of transitioning from the fast to the main meal by offering my guests a light nibble as they come into my...

7 Rosh Hashanah desserts that aren’t honey cake

By Rachel Myerson, The Nosher We’ve probably all tried various versions of lekach, or honey cake, over the years. 
 While this Rosh Hashanah treat has for...

Shauvuot celebrations at Kibbutz Emek Yizrael

Eight fun facts about Shavuot in Israel

It’s time to get ready for what many consider to be the best holiday on the Jewish calendar: Shavuot.