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Sukkot in WW I-era Russia

By Chen Malul, National Library of Israel Ditches at the entrances to all of the homes. Opened roofs. The year 1916 appears under the photograph featured on an aged...

Spiritual lessons from COVID-19

coronavirus pandemic has challenged each and every one of us in different and unprecedented ways. Rosh Hashanah, the start of a new year, is a natural time for...

Persian Rosh Hashana seder

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 9 By Donna Maher NEW YORK — Twenty-twenty has been an incredibly rough year. We could all use a fresh start, so it’s a good...

Sweet Shavuot in Saloniki

By Zack Rothbart, National Library of Israel “Saloniki’s Jews . . . eagerly awaited the arrival of the Shavuot holiday . . . They especially loved and cherished it...

What is a goat (‘Chad Gadya’) doing at the seder?

By Amit Noar For most modern secular readers not well versed in the enigmatic midrashic style of our Sages, the Passover Haggadah is a rather abstruse text. The decision...

Beijing Haggadah — in Hebrew, English and (some) Chinese

By Alan Grabinsky BEIJING — Unlike Hong Kong or Shanghai, which received Jewish emigrants fleeing from WW II, Beijing does not have a robust Jewish history. In the...

If you are making a seder for the first time…

By Karen Schwartz, Chabad.org/News With people staying in place to celebrate Passover with immediate family only, in accordance with government guidelines for the...

Denverite authors and illustrates ‘The Jewcy Haggadah’

In 2003, Debbie Foster was a teacher at Stepping Stones . . . to a Jewish Me, a program for interfaith families. When it came time for teaching about Passover, Foster...

The tomb of Esther and Mordechai

By Chen Malul, National Library of Israel In 1968, a vigorous correspondence developed between Jewish representatives in the Iranian parliament and government officials....

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...