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Tending to our physical and spiritual health

Tending to our physical and spiritual health

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Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1–15:33

Kashrut traditions and the ethical dimensions of food consumption

Kashrut traditions and the ethical dimensions of food consumption

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Parshat Shemini, Leviticus 9:1–11:47

Mi k’amcha Yisrael: Who is like Your nation, Israel?

Mi k’amcha Yisrael: Who is like Your nation, Israel?

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Passover

Having what you truly need is key to happiness

Having what you truly need is key to happiness

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Passover

A garnish takes center stage

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So, everyone who’s ever purchased a bundle or three of parsley for Pesach and then still seemed to have a bundle or three of parsley left when…

Passing over bread at breakfast

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While I love Passover, I find breakfast the most challenging meal during the holiday of unleavened bread. Removing foods made with flour and g…

Setting a stylish yet traditional Passover table

Setting a stylish yet traditional Passover table

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Even though “stylish” and “traditional” may seem like opposites and mean something different to each of us, the two qualities can actually be …

Perceiving our destiny

Perceiving our destiny

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In the Friday night Kiddush we recite at the Shabbat table every week, there is a phrase that is puzzling at best, nonsensical at worst: “Bles…

The surprising benefits of the Passover diet

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For a millennia-old religious celebration that has little to do with physical well-being, the Passover holiday offers unexpected health-relate…

How to prepare your Seder plate quickly and easily

How to prepare your Seder plate quickly and easily

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Preparing the Seder plate can seem overwhelming, but it needn’t be.

What is your particular calling and how are you using it?

What is your particular calling and how are you using it?

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Parshat Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1–5:26

Resist lighting the fires of bickering on Shabbat

Resist lighting the fires of bickering on Shabbat

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Parshat Vayakhel-Pikudei, Exodus 35:1–38:20

‘Signature of prophet Isaiah’ found in Jerusalem

‘Signature of prophet Isaiah’ found in Jerusalem

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A historic archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to an art…

Transcend allure of false idols, challenge yourself to improve the world

Transcend allure of false idols, challenge yourself to improve the world

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Parshat Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11–34:35

Purim satire news

Purim satire news

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Rumored bagel shortage schmears widespread panic

Torah and mitzvot make our people indestructible

Torah and mitzvot make our people indestructible

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Parshat Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11–34:35

Program bridges Jewish-Christian divide

Program bridges Jewish-Christian divide

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What happens when a Christian minister and an Orthodox Jew wrestle with the most sensitive subjects, while 100,000 people eavesdrop? They disc…

Chabad youth group to bake 11 pound hamantashen

Chabad youth group to bake 11 pound hamantashen

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In keeping with the spirit of Purim, perhaps the most irreverent of Jewish holidays, the Chabad of the East Valley’s CTeen program is going to…

One rabbi’s reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast

One rabbi’s reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast

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Parshat Terumah, Exodus 25:1–27:19

Poland set to pass new law criminalizing kosher slaughter

Poland set to pass new law criminalizing kosher slaughter

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Just one week after passing a controversial law criminalizing phrases indicating Polish responsibility for crimes against Jews during the Holo…