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Holiday Features

Shofar makes house calls

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 13 LOS ANGELES — In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month...

The Sabbatical year

TEL AVIV — When Rosh Hashanah comes later this month, Israel’s Jewish farmers won’t just be celebrating the start of a new year. They’ll be marking a year in which...

Lag b’Omer…when I was a kid

By Deborah Fineblum, JNS ONE of Pnina Newirth’’s earliest childhood memories is a trip to Mount Meron on Lag b’’Omer. But this was no ordinary family...

From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

By Talia Lavin, JTA PASSOVER 5774 EDITION SECTION C PAGE 16 NEW YORK — In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work round the clock...

French matzah bakery in operation since 1850

By Toni L. Kamins PASSOVER 5774 EDITION SECTION A PAGE 12 PARIS — For most Jews, matzah season comes once a year. But for Jean-Claude Neymann, matzah, or pain azyme in...

Riemer’s best new Haggadah of year

PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 13 IMAGINE having a Soloveitchik, a Kuk and a Shlomo Carlebach at your seder How would you like to sit at the seder with three of the...

Shhh . . . No! Be noisy!

LOS ANGELES — On Purim, can we really blot out the memory of an evil like Haman, who threatened our very existence, with a noisemaker? When in a popular Purim song we...

Digging for spiritual growth on Tu b’Shevat

LOS ANGELES — While my neighbors were putting their Christmas trees to the curb, in what seems like a ritual of replacement, I was preparing to plant for Tu b’Shvat....

Giant menorah in Holland signifies friendship

BERLIKUM, Netherlands — In a windswept parking lot near the North Sea shore, Klaas Zijlstra stands motionless as he admires his latest creation. It’s the first time he...

Gobble tov! Insightful aspects of Thanksgivukah

CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION E PAGE 5 LOS ANGELES — If the Pilgrims are lighting menorahs and the Maccabees are chasing turkeys, it must be Thanksgivukah, as some have come...