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Stuffed Cabbage (aka Holishkes): Edible Torahs for Sukkot

Stuffed Cabbage (aka Holishkes): Edible Torahs for Sukkot

Most Ashkenazi Jewish food traditions can be summed up with the sentence, "Our ancestors were poor, and this is what they could afford to eat."... Read More
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Monthly Jewish Value: The Study of Torah

Monthly Jewish Value: The Study of Torah

By Kathy Bloomfield There is almost a universal agreement that one of the best methods for adding useful information to our internal moral compass—in a... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
JoJo

Why You Should Read Torah on Your Wedding Day

Did you know that if you put enough pressure on carbon in a lab, it turns into a diamond?I could barely sleep at all the... Read More
Posted in: Personal Stories
JoJo

Maybe Gd Understands Hebrew Better Than English.

I know this is a ridiculous thought. But what if I mess up and Gd is disappointed?I don't know my Torah portion yet. I'm memorizing... Read More
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Every year one of my cousins tries to derail the seder by insisting that the story of the Exodus never happened so we shouldn’t talk about it like history. How can I turn this into a productive discussion at the seder?

Every year one of my cousins tries to derail the seder by insisting that the story of the Exodus never happened so we shouldn’t talk about it like history. How can I turn this into a productive discussion at the seder?

Every year one of my cousins tries to derail the seder by insisting that the story of the Exodus never happened so we shouldn’t talk about it... Read More
Inclusion is a Jewish Value: JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities

Inclusion is a Jewish Value: JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities

In the Torah portion Shemot, God tells Moses to go back to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to “Let my people go!” (Exodus chapter 3) Moses... Read More
Ma'ayan: Torah Studies From the Sources

A Weekly Torah Get-Away—Right Here in Boston

What a fantastic week it has been. I have had the incredible pleasure of participating in each inaugural class of Ma'ayan's semester, and each was... Read More
thebostonmensch

And now we read from the book of Phil Collins. I mean Genesis. The Torah not the... you get it, right?

There is something pretty awesome about the Shabbat when we read B'reisheit.  It's the third or fourth time in a month that we hit the... Read More
Rabbi Gedaliah Fleer is coming to Boston for his 26th Annual Teaching Season!

Rabbi Gedaliah Fleer is coming to Boston for his 26th Annual Teaching Season!

  Rabbi Gedaliah Fleer is coming back to Boston to teach for his 26th annual teaching season! Rabbi Gedaliah Fleer is an independent teacher and... Read More
Nice Shoes: What barefoot running can teach us about the Torah

Nice Shoes: What barefoot running can teach us about the Torah

In the 1995 film The American President, President Andrew Shepherd’s daughter gives him some famous advice as he prepares to go out on a date... Read More
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