Category Archives: Judaism

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Thanksgivukkah: Instagram’s Most Popular day

The intersection of religion and social media came to a beautiful crescendo this year with the double holiday of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Instagram recorded more photos that day than in…

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Ben Ish Chai: The Miraculous Light of Hanukka

The Mitzvah is a candle and the Torah is light. The word Hanukka can be divided into two words חנו , כ”ה The miracle of the light appeared on the…

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Teavana: Chai Chai V’Kayam

From JTA: Having conquered coffee, Starbucks is now moving into tea. The coffee giant’s newest venture, Teavana, launched with a tea bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Starbucks…

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Mazal Tov: Tigers Pick a Jewish Manager

Many know that I am a Detroit baseball fanatic and was crushed at our loss this season to the Red Sox in the American League Championships. But all the mourning…

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Tashlich: Unloading Negativity

The ancient custom of Tashlich brings us to living bodies of water where we symbolically cast our sins into the depths of the water. But the ceremony is, pardon the…

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Listening to the Call of Teshuva

We shift to LISTENING to the divine voice rather than perceiving God. Hashem SEES Israel on the three pilgrimage festivals, but on Rosh Hashanah God listens to the shofar which…