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In these articles, Mishpacha presents a concise view on several central Jewish concepts, and their relevance for us today. We invite you to join in the discussion of these ideas and practices in our intimate, ongoing virtual communities.
Like the alarm clock on the first day of school, Rosh Hashanah starts a new spiritual year with the blast of a ram's horn.
Once upon a time, Yom Kippur was the happiest day of the year. How to understand the Day of Atonement without guilt.
The richest holiday for the senses, Sukkot takes us outside to a world of plants and yellowjackets.
Sing and dance, to celebrate finishing a book we finished last year, too. Coming soon.
OK, so it's not the Jewish Christmas. It's the holiday of being Jewish amidst the Christmas tide.
Why you can't tell the dates of the Jewish holidays without a scorecard.
The real quality time. A look at the meaning of Sabbath rest, a guide to some traditions, and tips on making it fun for your kids.
The Jewish answer to Carnivale and Halloween. Coming soon.
Feast of freedom, or slave to ancient ritual? Matzah, Haggadah. and other not necessarily bitter herbs.
Yom Haatzmaut & Yom HaShoah
Israel Independence Day and Holocaust Memorial Day: The 20th century's gift to the Jewish calendar.
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