• Shavuot

    A Measure Of Torah

    From reading the Book of Ruth to eating cheese blintzes Shavuot is the holiday commemorating God’s giving of the Torah to the ancient Israelites at Mount Sinai. It also is known as the Feast of Weeks and is observed on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. The festival is one...CONTINUE »

  • Rosh Hashanah

    Let The Wine Flow

    BY Anna Harwood
    Enhance the New Year with hatov v’hameitiv

    The Rosh Hashanah meal is a festive affair. Traditions abound as to how the evening meal can...CONTINUE »

  • Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur Without Fasting

    BY Marc Shapiro
    Certain medical conditions require people to avoid fasting, doctors and rabbis say

    Each sect of Judaism has its own way of observing the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur,...CONTINUE »

  • Sukkot

    Sweet & Savory

    BY Ilene Spector

    It happened so fast. Who pressed the fast-forward button on summer? It felt as if Rosh Hashanah...CONTINUE »

  • Chanukah

    Off With His Head

    BY Maayan Jaffe

    Judith is a beautiful widow who has fascinated artists, writers, poets and composers through the centuries. The...CONTINUE »

  • Purim

    Fun Purim Crafts For Kids

    Make a Purim Grooger You will need: Popping corn pencil empty juice can (with only 2 holes...CONTINUE »

  • Passover


    BY Heather Norris
    Passover is THE holiday for those with dietary restrictions

    For the many members of the Jewish community who more or less avoid consuming chametz year-round, Passover...CONTINUE »

  • Yom Ha’Shoah

    ‘Jews Are Still At Risk’

    BY Maayan Jaffe
    Rediscovery of Nazi leader Alfred Rosenberg’s diary reminds government leaders, Holocaust survivors of need to learn from the Shoah

    Late last week, federal officials, along with representatives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington formally...CONTINUE »

  • Yom Ha’atzmaut

    Party Time

    BY Allie Freedman
    Baltimore communities throwing Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations

    Israel is turning 66, and you are invited to the party. From feasting on falafel to bopping...CONTINUE »

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