Special Coverage

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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...

Orange You Glad It’s Passover? Jewish Community Leaders Share the Many Ways to Celebrate...

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As members of the Jewish community, it can be common for us to assume that our Jewish traditions are the Jewish traditions; that the...

Coping with Bread Withdrawal: Recipes for Passover

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Quite a few of the Jewish holidays come with increased restrictions on our behavior. Don’t turn on the lights during Shabbat. Don’t eat this...

Should We Be Shopping for Passover or the Pandemic?

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By Renee Reizman | JTA Like most people preparing for their coronavirus self-isolation, I took stock of my pantry staples. I only owned one can...
matzah and nuts on a plate

How to Have a Seder for One

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Social distancing, stress, fear, a real-life plague — Passover amid the COVID-19 outbreak is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. As many Jews across...

Choosing the Haggadah That’s Right for You

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There are likely few in the Jewish community who don’t know the fundamentals of the story of the Exodus, whether from Hebrew school or...

Four Stories for the Four Mitzvot of Purim

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A monthslong party, a beauty contest, and feasts. Deception, intrigue, and a reversal of fortunes. A queen with a secret, a sagely mentor, and...