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Holiday Features

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...

What’s with all that chest thumping on Yom Kippur?

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — On Yom Kippur, when we beat our chests during the confession, maybe we should be knocking instead on our heads....

Rabbis share their Rosh Hashanah messages

As Labor Day was observed across the country this week, and as many Americans debated and worried about whether the US would soon be fighting against Syria, Denver...

On Tisha b’Av, feeling the loss from the flames

LOS ANGELES — On Yom Kippur, we ask “Who by fire?” Sadly, this year at Tisha b’Av we already know who — the 19 firefighters who perished in Arizona. “This is as...