Every week, Rabbi Yael Buechler paints her nails. Only, unlike most of us, she isn’t on the prowl for the new Essie obsession. Every manicure has a purpose: to represent that week’s Torah portion. From The Jewish Daily Forward
When our friends at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston asked Governor Deval Patrick to also recognize “Thanksgivukkah” as an official holiday, he was thrilled to oblige. Thanksgivukkah is now officially official in Boston and in Massachusetts!
You’ve probably heard of Judah and the Maccabees, but what about Judith? At one time, the story of Judith—a young widow who killed the Assyrian general and led the Israelites to victory—was considered an important part of the Hanukkah narrative.
For the one out of every 133 Americans who have Celiac disease or another form of gluten intolerance, celebrating holidays can take some extra effort and planning. Mom, Jewish educator and author Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer didn’t want gluten-intolerant people, like her son, to be left out of the fun, so she created 18 gluten-free recipes for the occasion.