Holidays

Recipes from our history

Recipes from our history

With 2014 marking our 90th anniversary, we decided to take a look back at our history to help you create your High Holiday menu. What you will find here — and what you can download as an ebook by visiting jewishsound.org/cookbook — is a selection from every single High Holiday recipe published in the Jewish(…)

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Top 10 viral videos of 5774

Top 10 viral videos of 5774

By Anthony Weiss, JTA World News Service NEW YORK (JTA) — For a few days this year, they clogged up our Facebook feeds and then, perhaps, our subconscious. In our list of the top viral videos of 5774, we bring back those videos that had you hitting “share” again and again. Prairie dogs under Gaza http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/181478/hamas-anthem-israel?all=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDDUeEmgnm4  What(…)

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Where high-tech meets High Holidays

Where high-tech meets High Holidays

By Julie Wiener, JTA World News Service NEW YORK (JTA) — Unplugging more from electronic devices has become a commonly cited resolution for both the Jewish and secular new years. But electronics are also increasingly becoming integrated into Jewish New Year observances. Here are some new offerings at the junction between high-tech and High Holidays.(…)

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A new way to prepare for the High Holidays

By Tsafi Lev, MyJewishLearning.com I’m advocating a new angle on Heshbon Nefesh, “soul’s accounting,” that we do in preparation to the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This soul work begins with the ancient Greek dictum “know thyself.” Or, to put it more rabbinically, “know before whom you stand.” I ask myself: What(…)

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Beyond the synagogue, a shofar’s call makes connections

Beyond the synagogue, a shofar’s call makes connections

By Edmon J. Rodman, JTA World News Service LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month of Elul, in the run-up to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to hear the shofar blown every day except Shabbat. Traditionally this is(…)

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Annual High Holiday Services Guide

Annual High Holiday Services Guide

Compiled by Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Looking for a place to spend your High Holidays? We offer a compilation of statewide services to welcome you. Please contact the individual congregation for tickets or further information. Erev Rosh Hashanah: Evening of September 24 Rosh Hashanah Day One: September 25 Rosh Hashanah Day(…)

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A Passover miracle

A Passover miracle

By Lian Caspi, Special to the Jewish Sound “SAVE ME, OH LORD” are the words that are boldly painted on the back of the bouncing van in front of us. That’s not far from what I’m thinking. Dearest God, it’s not enough that you brought the Jews out of Egypt for Passover. Please bring Lian(…)

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In music, tracing the 600-year odyssey of the Sarajevo Haggadah

In music, tracing the 600-year odyssey of the Sarajevo Haggadah

By Penny Schwartz, JTA World News Service BOSTON (JTA) — Growing up in Bosnia, Merima Kljuco was familiar with the Sarajevo Haggadah. The medieval, illuminated manuscript was considered a treasure of the Bosnian National Museum for more than a century. Its 600-year journey from Spain through Italy and then Sarajevo, and its survival through persecution(…)

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Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

By Mollie Katzen, JNS.org Vegetarians, and especially vegans, need some high-protein plant food with a bit of heft to keep them going during Passover, especially if observing the Ashkanazic tradition that forbids eating kitniyot — a category that includes legumes, most grains, and some seeds. Meat eaters also might want to break the monotony of potatoes(…)

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Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head

Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound When “The Sixty Minute Seder” came across my desk a few weeks back, I didn’t give it much thought. When, not much later, a bigger, prettier “The 60 Minute Seder” landed in roughly the same spot, I thought maybe the publishers had, curiously, printed a larger version. Once(…)

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What to do with all those leftover eggs

What to do with all those leftover eggs

Eileen Goltz Special to JTNews I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbor’s 4-year-old granddaughter. She explained to me that during the seder at her grandfather’s house you find the afikomen, and then you eat chocolate because — according to the book Grandpa got her that’s all about a crazy seder in outer space(…)

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Why is it relevant to me?

By Rabbi Elie Estrin, Chabad at the University of Washington A schoolchild approaches his father, who is deeply engrossed in his newspaper. The kid asks, “Dad, what’s the difference between ‘ignorance’ and ‘apathy?’” Responds the visibly annoyed father: “I don’t know and I don’t care!” That joke might be old hat, but it’s one worthwhile(…)

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