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Your view on Pew

Our first ever blog posting asked for your views on the meaning of Judaism, and it seems the topic remains — five years later — more current than ever. The recently...

Tisha b’Av: Tracing tragedy

With Tisha b’Av around the corner, we find ourselves nearing the end of the Three Weeks, a period of national mourning for the Jewish community bookended by two...

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...

Links to…Passover!

Looking for Passover baking inspiration? Or are you contemplating a Passover cleanse? Check out our past Passover-themed blog postings – you’ll find...

Pesach with the IJN

Passover may seem long at eight days, but if you’ve got the IJN boredom won’t be an issue! Our three-section Passover edition is published today and is packed with...

Pesach with the IJN

Passover may seem long at eight days, but if you’ve got the IJN boredom won’t be an issue! Our three-section Passover edition is published today and is...

Beneath the stars

Bundling up in warm coats, twinkling stars peeking through green schach, decorations twinkling – something about the holiday of Sukkot is magical! Sukkot is at...

Circumcision debate heats up

How closely have you been following the circumcision debate? This autumn, the people of San Francisco will vote on what’s being called the MGM – male genital...

Links to…Purim spoofs and shpiels

Sometimes it’s easier to believe in providence. Just when we need it most – after news of political uprisings, deadly massacres and horrific natural...

Links to…Sukkot

Sukkot ranks up there as one of the quirkiest Jewish holidays. Living outdoors just as autumn is settling in? Shaking a seemingly random collection of branches and a...