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Well worn cover of cookbook: Crisco Recipes for the Jewish Housewife

I have always been the cook in our family and during the last two years, I’ve started to branch out into baking.

Rabbi Anthony Fratello
Map of US and Mexico with a pushpin at the border

"Walking on holy ground," that’s what Pastor Rosemary Sanchez-Guzman called it. She wasn’t speaking about the physical act of walking.

Rabbi Andrea London
Globe supported by hands

In literature as in life, liminality represents the state of being “in between,” altered by what has come before and in anticipation of what is yet to come.

Rabbi Lucy Dinner
Two Syrian refugee sisters reuniting at the airport in Chicago

I have told the Passover story over and over, year after year – tasting bitterness, weeping salty tears, making mortar for bri

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Hand holding puzzle piece with question mark on it

Once again, we’re on the brink of Passover, the most observed holiday in Jewish life, and one that overflows with questions.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Wooden door painted with an American flag with a large lock on it

Secretary of State
The State Department
Washington, DC.

Dear Mr. Secretary,

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Little girl from behind wearing superhero cape

Long ago in Persia, before tweets and 24-hour news cycles, a royal vizier named Haman had the ear of King Achashverosh, a foolish and malleable man.

Deborah Rood Goldman
Statue of Liberty against blue sky

In the aftermath of yet another attack on a Jewish cemetery, another round of bomb threats at JCCs, and an ever-increasing climate of fear and hostility, perhaps we can find inspiration in the poet

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
State of liberty against the sunset

Last Shabbat, we read Parashat Mishpatim, the sixth parashah in the book of Exodus.

Shelby Friedman
The author smiling while holding a handmade signs that reads Tempest-Tost Huddled Masses Make America Great

Some days I get so annoyed with our people – especially when we  kvetch, we groan, we complain.

Today wasn’t one of those days.

Jane E. Herman

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