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When getting a little gelt was as good as gold

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish...

At Thanksgiving, looking out for the needy

AS WE prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, a 90-year-old Jewish man named Arnold Abbott is stirring the pot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., about hunger and homelessness in...

Is a lunar eclipse on Sukkot an ominous sign?

LOS ANGELES — As we usher in Sukkot, will there be a blood moon rising? John Hagee, the San Antonio pastor who wrote the book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to...

Why fast on Yom Kippur?

By Deborah Fineblum, JNS HERUT Shitrid vividly recalls the first Yom Kippur she fasted. She was only 10, but somehow she was able to make it through the whole day. “I...

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...