Holidays

Service To Israel

Rabbi Yoskowitz’s U.S. Army chaplaincy work honored at Ammunition Hill. Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz Friday, June 15, 2018, is a day I will long remember. It...

Yiddish Limerick: Tisha b’Av

Mir Hobn farlorn undzer Bais HaMikdash, even di tzvay So mir vel gedaykn un fastn un Lamentations we will say. On the floor mir vel zitzn Mir...

Tisha B’Av 101

myjewishlearning.com Tisha b’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av (this year July 22), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish...

All-Night Studying

Tikkun Leil Shavuot has evolved over the last decades as a holiday ritual. Since Jews stopped bringing sacrifices, the festival of Shavuot has looked like...

Ami’s Upsherin

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish news 3-year-old marks birthday with Jewish tradition. Although they are not religious, Etai and Caroline Goldenberg love Jewish traditions,...

Slavery Today?

From Hebrew slaves in Egypt to modern-day human trafficking and lax labor laws. What does slavery mean to us today? At the seder on Passover, “the...

Long Tradition

For 66 years, Harriet Berg has joined the Nadis family seder. Sixty-six years ago, Sara Nadis was a newlywed whose husband, Maxwell, asked if she...

Sing A Song

Find songs for your Passover seder on the web. Singing is traditionally a major part of the Passover seder, and it certainly makes for a...

Inspiring Haggadot

Illuminated manuscripts tell the same Pesach story in a handcrafted way. Once upon a time, owning a book amounted to a big deal. To begin...

Passover: Detroit Style

Downtown Synagogue to share its pre-seder with community partners. Why is this night different from all other nights? The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (IADS) grappled...

Holiday Readiness – Passover

Experts and events offer engaging ideas for your Passover seder. The ancient rabbis from centuries ago knew it all along: The seder is the ultimate...

Don’t Sweat It!

Seder veterans give advice for a low-stress first seder. Having a seder for the first time may be a daunting prospect. It’s a home service...

Must Read

Looking Back: A New Chapter

The Jewish News is the latest in an emerging trend of for-profit, community focused print media companies transitioning to non-profit ownership. It’s that time again. It happens...

Torah Portion: Writing Our Own Song

Parshat Haazinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; I Samuel 22:1-51. And you shall write for yourselves this song” (Devarim 31:19). The subject of this verse is unclear and debated...