October 6, 2015 / 23rd of Tishrei, 5776
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    Immediately following the seven days of Sukkot is a slightly lesser-known holiday called Shemini Atzeret. It’s during this holiday that we add a special prayer for rain (called tefilat geshem) into the Amidah (Jewish liturgy’s standing prayer) until Passover. Saying this prayer... Read More
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    Things go wrong all the time. It is the way of the world. Doing things right takes time, effort, commitment, luck, and more. And when things go wrong, there are few things more frustrating than having someone furiously deny that they couldn’t possibly have had anything to do with... Read More
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    Challah falls somewhere among pizza and bagels when it comes to foods that ignite a passion in people. Everyone’s got a favorite and is willing to go to great lengths to defend it against the competition, especially around Rosh Hashanah. In Boston, we’re spoiled by our wealth of... Read More
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    Posted by Elyse Rast Legacies: High School Visits is the only program of its kind in New England. A cohort of 9th-12th graders learn about the Holocaust by meeting with a survivor three times over the course of the year and creating a meaningful project together. Yvette, a Holocaust... Read More
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    Mind the gap: Maccabi to open Champions League play in London Following their dramatic run through the Champions League qualifiers, thanks in no small part to the otherworldly play of Eran Zahavi, Maccabi Tel Aviv was placed into Group G in the group stages. Thanks to their plucky run through... Read More
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    Vacation for Yeshiva students is over. They had a few weeks to recharge. To go on a hike, relax with a book, meet friends for pizza. Some opted to apply for a temporary job to earn a bit of money for the year. And then there are those that would shoot for the top. The top choice for vacation... Read More
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    Get in the High Holiday spirit with these five downloadable activity pages for kids. We've got games, coloring pages, fun sheets and more! Click each image to download.   Read More
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    Posted by Marjie Sokoll “There is nothing so wise as a circle” - Rainer Maria Rilke We are now in the Jewish month of Elul, a special time in Jewish tradition for taking an inventory of our lives over the past year; a time for cheshbon hanefesh, or literally “an... Read More
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    The first sin was not listening to directions. Later, we sinned by following orders. We shouted to feel in control of others. We kept silence to feel in control of ourselves.  We naively believed what was spoken. We cunningly humiliated our elders. We... Read More
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    When talking about the holiday of Rosh Hashanah with young children, the custom of eating apples dipped in honey is often at the forefront. Some ideas we share in our family include our hope to have a sweet year, that an apple represents health (an apple a day, right?!), and that we have a... Read More
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