Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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Tami Lehman-Wilzig
There's something about trees. Shel Silverstein's children's book classic The Giving Tree proves the point. Trees are sustenance. They provide comfort and love, even shelter. Unconditional love is what they bestow. But do we give back? With Tu B'Shvat as the next holiday on our collective radar, beginning the evening of Feb. 7, the question is a timely one. The...
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Chanukah may be over, but the dreidel counting continues. An official at the Guinness Book of World Records said it will take weeks to verfy whether a massive group of Conservative movement teens succeeded in their attempt to set a new dreidel-spinning record. Last week, the buzz of more than 800 students at the annual United Synagogue Youth international convention...
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A techno hora remixed with "Jingle Bells," and sampled with the refrain, "I can't dance, I'm too Jewish," blared over a mass of revelers at Public House in Center City -- an aptly cheeky sound byte for an annual Jewish party on Christmas Eve.
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A 10-year-old local girl won a national essay contest, "What Chanukah Means to Me," earning her the right to read her piece at the Chabad-sponsored menorah lighting ceremony at the White House on Dec. 20. The essay of Dahbra Erlbaum, the daughter of Marc and Leiba Erlbaum, is below: When something in your life goes wrong, how do you feel...
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All together now: "I'm dreaming of a white ..." Chanukah? Not going to happen. Environmentally, sure, it's a possibility. But expecting a Jewish composer like Irving Berlin of "White Christmas" fame to wax lyrical over Judah Maccabee's miracle? That would be a miracle in and of itself. But why do some Jewish composers find Christmas more musical than Chanukah? Adam...
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