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Tallit (prayer shawl) as chuppah (wedding canopy) in the woods

Seven weeks after the Exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and prepared to encounter God.

Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis
Jerusalem of Gold on Israel street sign in Hebrew, Arabic, and English

“The dream isn’t so different from the reality….All of man’s doings were once dreams.”

Rabbi Tamir Nir
Irving Berlin at the piano surrounded by stars from Alexander's Ragtime Band

From the New York County Clerk Archives of November 16, 1911 – the same year that Alexander’s Ragtime Band was first heard ‘roun

Cantor Joshua Breitzer
Statue of Queen Victoria

Each year on the Monday before May 24, Canadians (well, most of them) celebrate a holiday in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander
Bride and groom forming heart with their hands

Thus said the Lord: Again there shall be heard in this place…the sound of mirth and gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and bride…
Jeremiah 33:10-11

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein
Fantasy forest scene

When I began writing my debut novel, Silent Hall, my only purpose was to tell a good fantasy story, set i

Noah Beit-Aharon
Overhead view of hollandaise sauce and whisk in a pot

It’s often difficult to be funny in print, but reading the opening of Peter Gethers’ newest book, My Mother’s

Deborah Rood Goldman
Rows of hand-knit yarmulkes with Stars of David on them

As Jews, we put our hearts, souls, and minds into the rituals and customs our tradition values.

Rabbi P.J. Schwartz
Horse drawn cart in mid-1940s omer festival on Israeli kibbutz

Ear of grain in the field, bowed in the wind
from the weight of its seed, which is great…
Arise, o arise,
look, children of the villages. 

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Globe supported by hands

In literature as in life, liminality represents the state of being “in between,” altered by what has come before and in anticipation of what is yet to come.

Rabbi Lucy Dinner

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