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Why American Jews Revere Abraham Lincoln Although American Jews widely admired both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln was the first president to have extensive social contact with Jews in the U.S....
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A Haunting New Album Brings Ladino Music to Life Israeli-born musician Guy Mendilow directs a world-class ensemble that combines evocative storytelling with emotionally captivating music. ...
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Gifts Gunned Down: Parashat T’rumah and This Week’s Trauma  A day of love, romance, flowers, chocolate, amorous notes, and intimate poems turned into one of hate, fear, bloodshed, tragedy, and death. ...
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My Chinese and Jewish Family Celebrates Three New Years My father is fond of reminding my family of how lucky we are to be Chinese and Jewish. “Three New Year celebrations means three chances for a fresh start!...
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How We Can Help our Littlest Learners in the Wake of Tragedy As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a...
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Women Facing West: Standing up to Gender Discrimination at the Wall At the Kotel, I was confused as to why I was being completely rejected from the most central place of meaning in my religion. I didn’t know how to...
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Jewish Resources for Coping with the Tragic Shooting in Parkland, FL As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence....
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Is Judaism Still a World Religion? In a dramatic shift, the Jewish people has gone from being a worldwide people to being a first-world people....
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I Want Hamantaschen to Be Like When I Was a Kid When I was growing up on Long Island, hamantaschen had a golden yeast dough and filling that oozed from the seams. What ever happened to those delicious...
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Jewish Women Say Celebrating Purim in the #MeToo Era is Different Themes relating to gender are especially relevant this Purim, as sexual harassment and assault allegations against high-profile men continue to emerge....
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