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Fleeing Yizkor

When I was a newly ordained rabbi working to start a new synagogue, I — along with a small cadre of committed volunteers — decided to…

A Blessing for Summer

“There is a blessing for everything!” I first heard that line in an early viewing of Fiddler on the Roof, and it instilled in me…

Ode to Spontaneous Selves

  It was Fall the first time I asked my mom if I looked handsome, about halfway through my process of becoming Jewish. It’s hard…

S’mores Babka Recipe

Babka is an Eastern European yeasted cake with deep Jewish roots and also great American popularity. One of babka’s most notorious moments was in an…