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Silhouette of a person reading a book in a hammock at sunset

We may be well into summer, but there are still plenty of beach days (or sitting-outside-days) ahead. If you’re looking to infuse your outdoor reading with some Judaism, here are our tried-and-true recommendations. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Share your recommendation in the comments!

The New Rabbi by Stephen Fried

When Har Zion Temple began its search for a new rabbi, award-winning journalist Stephen Fried chronicled the extraordinary behind-the-scenes process of hiring a new clergy member. This touching, unique, and riveting read explores what a congregation can mean...

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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? These 10 films demonstrate the happy, sad, and hilarious of American Jewry. If you don’t see your favorite on this list, let us know in the comments. 

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

The Best Picture winner of 1948 tells the story of a journalist who poses as a Jew in New York City while researching an article on anti-Semitism. Even though it was widely acclaimed, Jewish film producers were wary of making the film, fearing it would “stir up...

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Blond woman from the 1980s with big hair and a colorful sweater with her arms crossed toward the camera

It’s common knowledge at this point that we’re living in the Golden Age of Television, but did you know that we’re also living in the Golden Age of Jewish Mothers on Television? With shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Transparent, and The Goldbergs, we have more Jewish moms to watch on TV than ever before. While we celebrate the moms we love this Mother’s Day, let’s also celebrate the moms we love to watch.

Beverly Goldberg, The Goldbergs

Beverly Goldberg is everybody’s favorite “smother.” Her wit and strength are unstoppable, and her fierce protectiveness of her children makes her...

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Closeup of a hand holding a Haggadah and a glass of wine as at a Passover seder

Are you looking for a new Haggadah for this year’s Passover seder? Whether you’re interested in making your Passover celebrations a little more socially conscious or a little more magical, we’ve got you covered.

From Our Chocolate Seder for Children is intended as a preparation for Passover to help children feel more familiar when they encounter the traditional Passover seder. It’s not intended to replace your family’s seder. (And for adults who want their own chocolate seder, check out this Haggadah for a Socially Responsible Chocolate Seder from Read More

Collage of Purim foods

Purim is coming! Whether you’re looking for a creative gift to include in some mishloach manot or you’re looking to treat yourself, we’ve got you covered. Take your pick between dairy dough and pareve dough, or try our gluten-free dough, then begin to plan the rest of your holiday menu.

Sweet Hamantaschen Hamentaschen de Panama No-Bake Hamantaschen Vegan Hamantaschen Chocolate Filled Hamantaschen Savory Hamantaschen Pizza Hamantaschen Vegan Purim Pasta Other Savory Treats Savory Person Herb and Cheese Hamantaschen Persian Cauliflower and Raisin Kuku Persian Spinach and Pine... Read More


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