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Darkly lit headhsot of the late actress Carrie Fisher who played Princess Leia

What Jewish (or Jew-ish) news are you reading this week? Here’s a look at a few of the stories that are making us smile. Comment to share your own links!

Kate Bigam
Sunset silhouette of a person reading a book while lying in a hammock strung up between palm trees

We may be well into summer, but there are still plenty of beach days (or sitting-outside-days) ahead.

Marissa Solomon
Sunlight shining upon a footbridge in a forest

I first found my voice at a dying woman’s bedside during a unit of clinical pastoral education.

Cantor Lisa Levine
Indian Jews stage a Bollywood flashmob on Ben Yehuda Street while dressed in traditional Indian garb

We're back with five more great news stories for the week, no politics or heavy-heartedness involved.

Kate Bigam
Aerial view of a large spread of Israeli food from Cafe Landwer on a wooden table

Take a break from the many serious headlines that fill today's news sites and enjoy some lighter fare. Here are a few of our curent favorite Jewish stories:

Kate Bigam
pastrami sandwich on rye on a plate

And the priest is to turn the whole into smoke on the altar as a burnt offering, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Eternal.
-- Leviticus 1:9

Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg
Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing a sequined coral dress with her hair in a chignon staring off to the side as if on the red carpet

In a world where troubling and oftentimes violent headlines have become the norm, it's important that we practice self-care by stepping back every now and then and tuning out the negativity.

Kate Bigam
Hand pulling back stage curtain to reveal seated audience

Recently, I sat with 10 other Jews sharing thoughts on classical piano, the experience of the “lone soldier,” the ambivalences of the life of a clergy person, talking wigs, shiva as a construct, an

Cantor Erin Frankel
Still shot from the movie Wet Hot American Summer with summer camp counselors from the 1908s sitting on the steps of an office cabin

As Jewish American History Month draws to a close, what better way to celebrate than by watching a movie that celebrates Jewish American history?

Marissa Solomon

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