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Christmas Trees or Children

Rabbi Danny Burkeman
December 23, 2020
I looked forward to the lights that adorn houses and streets in celebration of the holiday, not to mention watching Christmas specials on television and getting extra days off work to be with family. However, things changed last year when my family and I joined our friends to help them decorate their Christmas tree.  

We Let Our Kids Plan Hanukkah This Year

Hannah Lebovits (JTA)
December 16, 2020
This Hanukkah, it hit me: We can do anything. The beauty of this holiday — and especially of experiencing it amidst a global pandemic —is that we have the opportunity to make it our own.

Inspired 5781: More Art, More Awe

Rebecca Guber
September 2, 2020

I grew up going to services. A lot of services. I was adept at counting the ceiling tiles, reaching into the thousands as my grasp of numbers grew more sophisticated.

Here's What It Was Like to Grow Up on a Kibbutz

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
July 7, 2020

What was it like to grow up in a communal children’s house on an Israeli kibbutz? Rachel Biale was born in 1952 and raised on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin, overlooking the Jordan River. She is the author of the new memoir Growing Up Below Sea Level: A Kibbutz Childhood.