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National Holidays

Closeup of three hands holding lit sparklers against the backdrop of an American flag

Fire up the grill, Independence Day is coming! Add a little bit of Jewish flavor to your American celebration with one of these original, Jewish-inspired recipes from

Deborah Rood Goldman
Canadian and American flags flying; blue sky and white clouds in the background

In the U.S. and Canada, Independence Day is almost upon us!

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Statue of Queen Victoria

Each year on the Monday before May 24, Canadians (well, most of them) celebrate a holiday in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander

According to family lore, every spring my father and his colleagues at the University of Kentucky Ophthalmology department used to delight in a silly prank on first year-residents.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

“Who was the first Jew?”

Rabbi Rick Schechter

What is love?

Alan Morinis

The new year is a time associated with revitalization, a chance for new beginnings, the opportunity to create healthier habits and stronger relationships – and for Jews, the new year comes not once

Barrie Sueskind, LMFT

Many mysteries surround the origins of Christopher Columbus. One recurrent claim is the explorer had Jewish roots.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

Last Shabbat, I was excited to attend services at my home congregation with our participants in the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's

Shira M. Zemel

“It’s almost like being home.”

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell


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