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Following tragedies, especially those that are manmade, people of all ages have questions about how a good God could let terrible tragedies happen.

“Happy birthday to trees! Happy birthday to trees!” Yes, that’s Lila from Shaboom! singing and tree-hugging to kick off a short lesson about Tu BiSh’vat

Can the Plony family get ready for an unexpected Hanukkah visit with only an hour’s notice? 

How do Wonder Woman, Batman and Darth Vader relate to the harvest holiday of Sukkot? They have cameo appearances in Bim Bam’s new upbeat Lego® Sukkot stop motion animation video! 

Jewish tradition reinforces the importance of saying, “I’m sorry” with the sacred observance of Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, known in English as the “Day of Atonement,” is the culmination of our 10 Days of Awe, the period of time beginning with Rosh HaShanah and ending with Yom Kippur. It falls on the Hebrew date of 10 Tishrei, and is widely considered to be the holiest, most solemn day of the Jewish year

As the sun sets on the seventh day of Sukkot, we transition immediately into the jubilant celebration of Simchat Torah. There is no time to spare; we’ve got to get this Torah party started! Simchat Torah means “rejoicing in Torah,” and this holiday is a true celebration of Torah, and all that it represents. We dance, we sing, and we make merry, long into the night

Teaching our kids to assume responsibilities around the house sure can be challenging. Often, it seems so much easier just to do it ourselves – after all, it’ll be done faster and done correctly. When we do, though, we pay a high price: We become overloaded, stressed, and tense, and our kids are deprived of a valuable, character-building learning opportunity.

These five guidelines are all useful in helping children confront any troublesome situation.

Use this guide to explain to your young child the customs associated with the Jewish holiday of Rosh HaShanah

Try making these mini-prayer tents with your children to help them develop a spiritual bedtime ritual.

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