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God Loves Stories

The new/old art of Jewish storytelling is once again thriving

by Caren Schnur Neile | Comments Off on God Loves Stories

Joke’s On Us

A joke about a boy and his grandfather gets at an uncomfortable truth about Israeli Jews today.

by Joel Chasnoff | 1 Comment
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The Koufax Midrash

A sports fanatic, who happens to be a rabbi, wants to know where Sandy Koufax was when he wasn’t playing in the World Series.

by Rabbi Jeremy Fine | Comments Off on The Koufax Midrash
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CJ Bookshelf: Spring 2014

Even if you have never seen a page of Talmud, you will find something of interest and accessible in Ruth Calderon’s newly translated book, A Bride for One Night.

by Beth Kissileff | Comments Off on CJ Bookshelf: Spring 2014
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When Hate Kills

What moved the Golda Och Academy to be the first Conservative Jewish school in the US to produce The Laramie Project?

by Gila Drazen | Comments Off on When Hate Kills
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What’s So Jewish About Dr. Who?

An innovative network looks to find homes for arts education in Jewish contexts, and Jewish education in artistic contexts.

by Jonah Rank | Comments Off on What’s So Jewish About Dr. Who?
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The Gift of Sigd

The Jews of Ethiopia would like all Jews to observe the Sigd, a celebration of Jewish unity, reflection and prayer.

by Shai Afsai | Comments Off on The Gift of Sigd
L.J. Goldestein, left, initiated the creation of a Jewish parade crew.

Meet the Jew Crew

Members of a zany New Orleans parade group are more than a novelty. Their hybrid identities can enrich our communities.

by Rabbi Justin David | Comments Off on Meet the Jew Crew
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What’s A Jewish Writer Anyways?

Author JOSHUA HENKIN shares his own take on being both a Jew and a writer

by Joshua Henkin | Comments Off on What’s A Jewish Writer Anyways?
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And What’s That on Your Head?

His collection of kippot reflects BERT STRATTON’S 23 years playing clarinet at weddings and bar mitzvah parties

by Bert Stratton | Comments Off on And What’s That on Your Head?
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