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[Living with Jewishness] Hannukah Day 5

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Elana Shilling

See previous episodes here.

Doodling Torah

Posted on December 1, 2013 by Tani Cohen-Fraade

I’ve always been a Doodler. Friends, classmates and teachers would all be able to tell you how many countless hours I have spent in and out of class with a pen or pencil in my hand drawing all sorts of shapes connected with lines, tubes, arrows etc… as well as a wide assortment of trees, Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] A Very Army Hannukah

Posted on December 1, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12, Kollel ’14) reflects upon his Hanuka with the IDF: Jewish tradition, in a number of places, wrestles with which element of Hannukah to emphasize. Was it the military victory of a small guerrilla force over a much larger and battle-hardened enemy, or the miracle of one small jug of Continue Reading »

[Living with Jewishness] Hanukkah Videos

Posted on November 30, 2013 by Elana Shilling

Here are the first 3 videos from my new Youtube channel “Living with Jewishness”: Hanukkah, Day 1:

Modah Ani | I’m Alive!

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: מוֹדֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם, שֶׁהֶחֱזַרְתָּ בִּי נִשְׁמָתִי בְּחֶמְלָה. רַבָּה אֱמוּנָתֶךָ. Grateful I am before you, living and eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me; Your faithfulness is great. These are the first words that leave our lips in the morning – while still laying in bed. Continue Reading »

Mikeitz Meets Chanukah

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Sara Spanjer

Mikeitz, is the parsha of this week, Pharaoh had two dreams which would led to Egypt’s peak. Joseph was at his lowest, in captive for things he did not do, Forgotten by the chief cupbearer and feeling pretty blue. Until he was remembered, it had been some time, Pharaoh needed help, interpreting the corn and Continue Reading »

Student-made Ceramic Hanukiot

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Made at the Jerusalem Ceramic Art Center:

[Alumni Guest Post] Hanukkah Light Revealed by Laurie Franklin

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Laurie Franklin (Year ’13) sent us these words of wisdom for Thanksgivukkah: Laurie Franklin is the spiritual leader and rabbinic intern at Har Shalom. She can be reached at laurief AT har-shalom DOT org. More than candles While we celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of the first day of Hanukkah and our beloved American Thanksgiving on Continue Reading »

[Living with Judaism] Thanksgivikkah

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Elana Shilling

[Alumni Guest Post] Two Ultimate Thanksgivukkah Latke Sandwiches by Whitney Fisch

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Whitney Fisch (year ’08-’09) at Jewhungry shares these amazing Thanksgivukkah recipes… … so good! Traditions.  I’ve been thinking a lot about traditions lately.  My husband and I don’t really have a lot of traditions.  We’ve been together for five years and married for three and I feel strongly that that’s long enough to have some Continue Reading »

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