Holidays

Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

Check out this list of 10 great gifts for our favorite furry friends and the humans who love them. The dog-lovers’ handpainted pewter Chanukah...

A Guide to Holiday Tipping

Deciding what to give your hair stylist, mail carrier and more can be a challenge during the holiday season! Here are some tips for...

When Home for the Holidays, Use Mindfulness

When home for the holidays, using elements of mindfulness can help you get ahead of potential conflict and make the most of family time.     Thanksgiving...

Sukkah Sleeping

The tradition of dwelling in a sukkah for seven days can include chilly overnight stays but amount to a whole-body religious experience like no...

Taking Self-Reflection Beyond Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an opportune time to think back on our wrongdoings, yet elements of mindfulness and self-reflection can be implemented daily or weekly. As...

Best Break-Fast Recipes

Planning amazing recipes ahead of time is the key to a successful end to Yom Kippur fasting. Atoning can be emotionally exhausting. Fasting on Yom...

Israeli Holiday Fare

Need a last-minute recipe idea? Try one of these inventive Rosh Hashanah recipes by Israel’s top chefs. By Jessica Halfin Rosh Hashanah menus, while traditional and...

Shofar Demonstration by Maurie Perlman

Videography and photography by Derrick Martinez   Maurie Perlman of Oak Park has been blowing shofar for years at local synagogues at the High Holidays —...

Security Increases Amid High Holidays

A year of rising anti-Semitic incidents brings heightened security measures to ensure holiday safety at synagogues in Metro Detroit. Shari S. Cohen and Stacy Gittleman Security...

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

The High Holidays afford time for self-reflection, forgiveness and improved relations with others, but often people struggle with saying "sorry". The Jewish High Holidays and...

Interfaith Families During The High Holidays

While The High Holidays often present challenges for interfaith families, they can also provide insight on meaningful Jewish traditions. Featured photo by John Hardwick/Jewish Federation The...

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