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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
Colorful and intricate stained glass window depicting Moses holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments

It would be rare today to visit a synagogue and not see a visual portrayal of the two rounded tablets of the law.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Irving Berlin at the piano surrounded by stars from Alexander's Ragtime Band

From the New York County Clerk Archives of November 16, 1911 – the same year that Alexander’s Ragtime Band was first heard ‘roun

Cantor Joshua Breitzer
Hanukkiah with the Statue of Liberty to hold each candle

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, established by President George W. Bush in 2006.

Kate Bigam


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