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How not to get fat over the holidays

THEY say that half the children’s books are written for adults. When people say that kids will love this book, they (the adults) mean that they love it. Understanding...

The best ever DIY sukkah

For those contemplating building their first-ever sukkah and feeling overwhelmed, keep the following in mind: As a first-timer, you’ll most likely begin with a...

Annual performance review of the soul

HOW many times have you been on a car trip with a small child and a squeaky, somewhat irritable voice emerges from the back seat only to ask: “Are we […]

Must our kids shoot 3-pointers?

A FEW years back, I had an epiphany in the JCC bleachers. It was the playoffs in the second grade basketball league, and I was having a hard time concentrating

‘Final cut’ Rosh Hashanah recipes

After putting out an open call for recipes and tips — and also dabbling in the kitchen ourselves — we’ve come up with recipes and recommendations for some of...

IJN staff prayers for 5770

For this New Year, I pray for faith, prosperity and good health for my family, friends and the entire community. I have been very grateful that with the economy the...

The archaeology of our lives on Rosh Hashanah

OUR memory plays tricks on us. We remember things one way, but they really weren’t that way.?  We rarely see this clearly because the evidence is rarely available on...

Symbolic tastings

I JUST love the Rosh Hashanah table. To me, it is brimming with abundance, blessing and bounty. Every Jewish holiday is rich with food symbolism, and every holiday has...

Teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah for the earth

HUMANS are miracles of creative energy. Since the Industrial Revolution dawned 150 years ago, we have devised wonderful inventions to improve and lengthen our lives,...

Open call for High Holiday recipes

With Rosh Hashanah fast approaching – only 1 week now! – we turn to that ever fundamental aspect of Jewish holidays: food. And we’re asking Rocky...