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National Holidays

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

On this holiday weekend, due to a confluence of special days — Independence Day, the 17th of Tammuz and Shabbat — American Jews will have the opportunity to both celebrate our religious freedom and

Edmon J. Rodman (JTA)

When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rachael Youra


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