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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
Reading from the Indonesian Jewish community's new Torah scroll

Learn how Indonesia’s Jewish community – spread across six islands spanning nearly 3000 kilometers – recently tripled the number of Torahs available in the country.

Rabbi David Kunin
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Even though “Crossing Delancy’s” Sam the Pickle Man and Tu BiSh’vat both are somewhat predictable, they also are filled with wisdom, poetry, hope, and faith.
 

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Challah, wine and Shabbat candles

Growing up, my family didn’t usually celebrate Shabbat at home. Only when I went away to college did Shabbat become truly meaningful.  

Alex Anesetti
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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
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When people tell me that they don’t believe in God, I understand completely. I don’t believe in the God of the Bible or of the medieval rabbis either.

Rabbi John L. Rosove
Ugandan Jewish child studying Hebrew alphabet

Last year, I was honored to meet Mugoya Shadrach Levi, a 29-year-old rabbinic student from Uganda. Learn about him and how Jews came to be in Uganda in the first place.

Rabbinic Pastor/Cantor Lisa L. Levine
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Shmirat haguf – literally, guarding the body – is the religious imperative to take care of our body and soul. Learn how you can fulfill this mitzvah in 2018.

Rabbi Rick Schechter
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Independence doesn’t always play well with collaboration, and launching my own podcast helped me balance these two opposite forces in my life.

Michelle W. Malkin
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For the first time in history, we knew in advance that the winner of the 2016 presidential election would have a Jewish son-in-law – Marc Mezvinsky or Jared Kushner.

Jonathan D. Sarna

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