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Growing up in Canada, Victoria Day signaled the start of the summer season. This year, the long weekend also will mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Rabbi Esther L. Lederman
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This Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite stories about moms to share with you. 

Kate Kaput
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There are some questions about growing up as the son of Holocaust survivors I had never asked my parents, so a week before Mother’s Day, I phoned my 96-year-old mother, Adela, and asked her to shar

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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I love sharing how important the greatest Jewish story ever told – the Exodus, the centerpiece of Passover – was to the original, remarkable leaders of America.

Rabbi Rick Schechter
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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
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The secular New Year is upon us. What will you make of the year to come?

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
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My husband, along with millions and billions of other people, doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but I never thought my children wouldn’t celebrate it.

Susan Brownstein
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This original prayer is a reminder to all of us to rejoice in life's blessings and to share the bounty of God's gifts.

Alden Solovy
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As we take stock of our own blessings at this season, one way to demonstrate our gratitude is to support efforts that provide goods and services to those in need.

Jane E. Herman
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Read one writer’s prayer of gratitude inspired by the abundance she sees in the grocery store.

Sharon Davidson

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