Posts Tagged ‘Shabbat’

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Veterans Day Shabbat

In anticipation of Veterans Day, Congregation Shaarey Zedek will honor all Jewish veterans and current members of the American armed forces during Shabbat services Oct. 20. The men and women who’ve defended and continue to preserve the values and safety of the nation will be proudly acknowledged, as well as veterans of blessed memory. Services…

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C rolls out strands of raw challah dough for braiding

Challah Back Kid

C has been sick for a couple of days, and though he’s feeling much better now — thankfully — we’re still stuck in our house, sitting here writing this blog together. On a stay home day (or days) like this, it can be hard to find ways to entertain, but C knew just the thing.…

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Rabbis Ahuvia and Sleutelberg

Shir Tikvah Jazz Shabbat Oct. 5

Above: Rabbis Ahuvia and Sleutelberg Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy will celebrate its Double Chai Anniversary year Friday, Oct. 5, with a Shabbat filled with jazz and joyful worship. The “Traverse City Jazz Shabbat” will be performed as a collaboration between Traverse City’s popular jazz musician Jeff Haas and Congregation Shir Tikvah’s Rabbis Aura Ahuvia…

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Marc Sussman makes these round, braided raisin challahs and puts ramekins in the middle for honey for Rosh Hashanah.

Nothing Better!

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Home-baked challah for Rosh Hashanah — and year-round. Ask Gene Schramm when he started making challah and he replies, unhelpfully, “At least a year ago.” His wife, Dr. Mintzi Schramm, clarifies that he took up challah baking when he retired as a professor of linguistics and Semitics at the University of…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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One of the holiest Buddhist shrines, the Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon is said to be dated to the time of Buddha. It is covered with tons of glistening gold and its spire is adorned with thousands of sparkling diamonds. Built on a small hill, the Shwedagon dominates the entire city. It seems to overlook everything and explain everything about Burma.

The Land Of The Golden Pagodas

Irene Shaland Special to the Jewish News PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alex Shaland Myanmar through the eyes of a Jewish traveler. The road to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is definitely less traveled, even for a seasoned globetrotter. But if you venture along with your eyes and heart wide open, the country embraces and woos you with…

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Levi and Moshe Weiss, 14, engage in chevruta-style study before going out with other pairs of Friday Boys to bring Yiddishkeit to Jews on their route along Northwestern Highway.

Friday Boys

Story and photos by Anthony Lanzilote Special to the Jewish News Chabad teens touch souls with their devotion to Jews and Judaism. For more than two decades, students at the International School for Chabad Leadership on the Harry & Wanda Zekelman Campus in Oak Park have spent their Friday afternoons traveling throughout Oakland County bringing…

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A dinner table set for the traditional Rosh Hashanah meal. Photo by Mendy Hachtman/Flash90. High Holiday meal

Rosh Hashanah Fuss-Free Festive Meal For The Modern Host

BY ETHEL G. HOFMAN at JNS While everyone wants a traditional High Holiday meal, no one wants to spend a week shopping, chopping, boiling, baking and freezing dish after dish. It started with a chance remark after a Shabbat dinner. “What a feast! You must have cooked for hours!” I didn’t answer immediately. Working in my…

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Machane Yehuda Market

Fight Or Flight – Machane Yehuda

When our bodies enter a state of stress, we go into “fight or flight” mode. All our energy and resources move out toward the surface, ready to deal with any dangers that come our way. When this happens continuously, over time, it comes at the expense of a healthily functioning parasympathetic nervous system — or…

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coping with stress when you need to feel perfection

Jewish@edu – Tips For Dealing With Stress

For college students, the quest for perfection can add to the risks associated with being away from home. Some students turn to addictive strategies to cope with stress and feelings of inadequacy: alcohol, drugs, binge-eating or drinking, self-mutilation, self-starvation, unhealthy sexual choices, extreme exercise, Internet 24/7 and the like. To guard against these behaviors, create…

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