Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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A national Holocaust association honored 28-year-old Sara Greenberg for a film she made about her family's ties to the Shoah.
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Teddy Weinberger, JE Feature
According to tradition, for each holy day of a festival, Jews living outside of Israel celebrate two. So what happens then with the two holy days at the end of Sukkot — Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah — which seem to be separate holidays rather than duplicates of the same event.
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From city parks to university campuses, Jews gathered under the sukkah to celebrate the harvest holiday. Click here to see our photo gallery.
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myjewishlearning.com
So what exactly is the purpose of Shemini Atzeret and why do we dance with Torahs on Simchat Torah? Find background on both holidays here.
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
From cocktail parties to baseball game outings, synagogues aim to engage a diverse population of baby boomers through a variety of programs.
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