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Lag b’Omer explained

It’s that time of year again – bonfires, barbecues and buzz cuts. That’s right, it’s Lag b’Omer, a day of celebration. And while we love the quirkiness of the...

Links to…Purim spoofs

Was it a bad Purim joke? Or just bad timing? Late Thursday evening, our site went down. We were back up & running by late Friday afternoon, but the time to post our...

Lag b’Omer explained

Have you ever wondered why we barbecue on Lag b’Omer? Or hold athletics competitions? Or in Israel, why masses of parents take their sons up north to the Galilee...

A green holiday

We love Judaism’s “quirky” holidays, such as a new year celebration for trees – or Tu b’Shevat – which begins this Friday evening and...

Seasonal and atmospheric sukkah decorations

We love classic, endless paper chains, Native American corn, and collages of Rosh Hashana cards. But sometimes something new might be nice too! Below are some ideas...

Autumnal Sukkot dinner menu

Inspired by the recipes we’ve tested and the many others that have appeared over the past three IJNs, we decided to compose a Sukkot menu full of autumnal...

Find your (uni) verse: A Shavuot game

“Step” programs are proliferating. First there was the twelve step program; a couple of weeks ago we told you about the seven steps to happiness; and this...