Zvi Gluck: True Simchas Purim

By Zvi Gluck We are all familiar with the phrase “Mishenichnas Adar, marbim b’simcha.” The last of the twelve months on the calendar, Adar is known to be an auspicious time...

The Way It Is: Open Season on Spreading Simcha

By Hannah Berman Most people have heard of bear hunting season, deer hunting season, duck hunting season, as well as several other hunting seasons. Dates for hunting seasons differ from...

How to Get Fresh in the Produce Store

By Mordechai Schmutter In honor of Tu B’Shevat, we should really talk about eating some fruits and vegetables, because come Purim, we’re going to switch over to junk food for...

Grandma’s Hanukkah Gift Saved By Twitter

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — It had all the elements of a Jewish holiday miracle: A doting grandmother, a grateful grandson and Asian food. Josh Israel says he had been dining with...

The Impact of So Few on So Many

By Rabbi Doron Perez A few years ago, I read that an acceptable rounding error of a Chinese population census is 30 million — double the number of Jews in...

The Primordial Chanukah

  Translated and adapted by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Believe it or not, Chanukah existed before the beginning of time. In order to understand this, a brief introduction, based on the Nesivos...

Disney’s Princess Rebeca a Win for Representation

This article originally appeared on Kveller. BY SARAH AROESTE When Disney first announced that it would be airing a Hanukkah episode of its popular series “Elena of Avalor” featuring a Latina Jewish princess, the Jewish internet was abuzz...

Chanukah: Rabbinic or Biblical, Part 2

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Last week we discussed Chanukah and 25 Kislev. We demonstrated how the Greeks defiled the Sanctuary on 25 Kislev and in Chaggai’s time the...

Netanyahu, Friedman Light First Hanukkah Candle at Western Wall

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lit a menorah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday night to commemorate the...

Got a Question About Latkes? Text the Nosher Hotline

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Are you stressing out about burning your latkes? Now there’s a quick way to assuage your fears. On Tuesday, The Nosher Jewish food site launched a hotline where readers...
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