Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

By:
Sarah Chandler, MyJewishLearning
NEW YORK -- For most adults, the central experience of Yom Kippur is fasting. By abstaining from food and drink, we exercise control over our bodies and do not give in to our most basic impulses. This makes it pretty easy to feel the "affliction" that the Torah mandates. But parents sometimes find it difficult to include children in the...
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Don't let Maimonides catch you napping on Rosh Hashanah. His famous quote, "Awake, awake, you slumberers from your sleep, inspect your actions and return" -- usually found in the High Holiday prayerbook before the sounding of the shofar -- is meant as the ultimate shluf alarm, his righteous tap on your shoulder. But what if, while sitting in services one...
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In the 10 years since she married a Jewish man, Kari Kohn has learned a thing or two about synagogues -- how some can make her feel alienated and others can make her feel welcome. One cue about a synagogue's vibe is how members react when she reveals she's not Jewish, said Kohn, who was raised a Presbyterian. Do they...
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Nitzavim-Vayelek, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30 In Nitzavim-Vayelek, the people gather together as Moses prepares to pass his leadership position on to Joshua. The Torah lists the different parts of society that are present: from the highest tribal leaders to strangers, from women and children to woodchoppers and water drawers. This extensive list implies the inclusion of the entire society. The people gather...
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Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Washington Township, N.J., has whipped up these holiday-inspired sweet treats for the Jewish New Year. Ruggulah Delicate pastry wrapped around assorted fillings, including cinnamon, chocolate chip and raspberry, then rolled in sugar. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese...
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