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Red paper lanterns hanging over a street at twilight

My father is fond of reminding my family of how lucky we are to be Chinese and Jewish. “Three New Year celebrations means three chances for a fresh start!

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
Headshot of musician Guy Mendilow with long blond hair and a hat holding a guitar

Israeli-born musician Guy Mendilow directs a world-class ensemble that combines evocative storytelling with emotionally captivating music. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Albert Einstein's chocolate cup

An exhibit in a Manhattan synagogue invites visitors on a first-ever visual journey into the mysteries, opportunities, and resilience of the Jewish chocolate story.

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz
Short track speed skater Vladislav Bykanov leading the Israeli Olympic team at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia in February of 2014

Jewish fans won’t have quite as many standout athletes to cheer for this year as in 2016, but there are several compelling Jewish stories to catch up on before the action starts.

Gabe Friedman (JTA)
Cell phone with earbuds, coffee, wooden spoon with a heart handle and four pastel macaroons all seen from above

Here at, we’re celebrating a very special birthday: Our first podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah, is turning three years old! We’re growing up so fast and getting so big. Cake, anyone?

Kate Bigam Kaput
Side by side  black and white portraits of a health care provider in her white jacket and then again in workout clothes posing with a bicycle

A photographer shares captivating portraits of hospital staff - Jews, Arabs, Christians and Muslims - who reflect the same diversity as the 600,000 residents they serve.

Sharon Mann
Image of a sea parting

Inspired by Shirat HaYam (Song of the Sea), which appears in this week’s Torah portion, Parashat B’shalach, Stacey Zisook Robinson wrote this poem about freedom.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
Film reel with clapboard lying on a wooden surface

Getting a jump on Oscar festivities, here are five of the best Jewish-themed ones to watch this awards season, from contenders to short gems.

Tom Tugend
Students recording "Songs of Darkness and Hope" in a local church

Learn how students in rural Maine created “Songs of Darkness and Hope,” a one-of-a-kind album of Holocaust music.

Courtney Naliboff
Screenshot from the movie Call Me By Your Name shows two young men riding bicycles down a dirt path

Call Me By Your Name has earned wide praise for its nuanced and lush portrayal of a young man's coming to terms with his sexuality.

Josefin Dolsten (JTA)


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