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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.
Horse drawn cart in mid-1940s omer festival on Israeli kibbutz

Ear of grain in the field, bowed in the wind
from the weight of its seed, which is great…
Arise, o arise,
look, children of the villages. 

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Two couples smiling into the camera while wearing green St Patricks Day attire

My dad died when I was 10, both of his parents already long gone before him. He left behind one sister, my aunt, but I haven’t seen her since I was 13.

Kate Bigam
Groundhog sitting on a tree stump against a green background

Another Groundhog Day is here.

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
String of different types of lights outdoors in the dark
Rabbi Marc Rosenstein

I always loved Hanukkah.

Bruce Feiler
Scrabble tiles spelling out the word THANKS

Thanksgiving is not merely a day of feasting but a duty of faith.

Yesterday we gathered for a bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

I first learned about Tu B’Av during the summer I began rabbinical school in 1996.

Rabbi Susan N. Shankman

The saddest period in the Jewish yearly cycle takes place in the summer months.

Rabbi Jordi Schuster Battis


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