Holidays
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  (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – The central mitzvah of Sukkot is found in Leviticus 23:42, where Jews are commanded to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut, for seven days and nights. We … more
(Kveller via JTA) – Here’s the short version of this article. If you leave your kids home on the High Holy Days so you can have grownup praying time, bring your kids on … more
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (JTA) – On the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz will lead her congregation on a walk to the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the Mystic River … more
Barbara Pierce Bush, our beloved former first lady, passed away last month. Like millions of other people, I was riveted by her funeral. The solemnity, regal tone and endearing stories moved me … more
  (Kveller via JTA) – I’m going to start with a confession: I am generally not a crier. I am a yeller whose operatic yawp can be heard for suburban blocks However, parenthood … more
Every year on Mother’s Day, I’m struck by how difficult it is to find a fresh approach to a holiday that I’ve been celebrating annually since I was old enough to glue macaroni … more
In honor of Mother’s Day, I would like to remember my mom, Ada R. Slobin.   My mother is deceased as of 2005.  Mother’s Day for the last 13 years has been both a sad day … more
The long-awaited PHDS Hanukkah performance, on Dec. 19 was a fantastic way to spend the last night of Hanukkah! The students showcased their talents in music and drama under the direction of teachers … more
The dreidel stopped for a photo with Seth Finkle, director of Camp Haverim and teen programming at the Jewish Alliance, during the Hope Street Stroll Dec. 3. more
(Kveller via JTA) – I have been musing on how to combat what seems to be the new norm since the election last year of Donald Trump: The news is filled with hate crimes. All over the country I … more
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