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Eat light before the fast, with small amounts of carbs, some protein and fruit like grapes. (Larry Koester/Flickr)

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

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By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky (My Jewish Learning via JTA) There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or...
an outdoor, socially distanced service

Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

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When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...

Community leaders share their thoughts for the Jewish New Year

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“This past year has been extraordinarily challenging in so many ways for all of us. I hope that in this next year, I will...
(Kar-Ben Publishing)

4 new children’s books to brighten up the Jewish New Year

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By Penny Schwartz | JTA Sparkling stars and the light of the full harvest moon comfort a young boy and his older sister as they...
Huppit Bartov Miller and family (David Stuck)

Family fun for Rosh Hashanah: Bloggers and artists get creative for the High Holidays

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This year, seasons and holidays may feel like a shadow of what they used to be. Will we be doing the same Zoom events...
lamb chops

Rosh Hashanah dinner, a deux

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  By Keri White As with many folks this year, our Rosh Hashanah gathering will be quite small — probably just my husband and me. Rather than...
Rabbi Steve Schwarts (screenshot by carolyn conte)

Here’s a Program for Teshuva for the High Holidays

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Beth El Congregation of Baltimore is offering a series of programs titled Pathways to Teshuva, which will focus on internal, communal and spiritual growth. The...

Inherited Trauma: When Tragedy Is Part of Your Family History

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Growing up, Harry Burstyn of Baltimore heard his father, a Holocaust survivor, scream in his sleep at night. Burstyn, 56, recalled how his grandmother would...

Celebrating Passover During a Pandemic

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Rabbi Nochum “K” Katsenelenbogen of Chabad of Owings Mills usually welcomes about 150 people for the Passover seder. Needless to say, this year, things...

5 Passover Craft Ideas for the Whole Family

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Some parents may have run out of ideas to keep their kids entertained while schools are shut down, but Passover is a time for...