Why It’s Important to Remember The Holocaust in 2021

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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
I can never do this solemn day justice. Especially this year. Read more

What to Tell To Elijah On A Quarantined Passover?

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Tonight is the first night of Passover, the seven-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the the exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. It is celebrated with a Seder (a ritualistic dinner) and according to tradition, during this time, our homes are graced by the presence of Elijah the prophet. The universally accepted custom is to pour him a cup of wine (the “Cup of Elijah”), open the front door of our homes and invite him in.

Elijah cup available here

However, given that the world is in presently under strict quarantine orders as a result of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, people are instructed to not only stay home and cease socializing, but to keep at east 6 feet from others. So, what do we tell Elijah? Read more

A Menorah That Reminds Of A Gentler, Kinder America

The first night of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, begins tomorrow night, December 2nd. Borrowing a phrase from recently departed President George H.W Bush, this seemed like an opportune time to introduce you to Manfred Anson’s Liberty Menorah, a Hanukkah lamp that represents Freedom and Liberty. Read more

Jewish Nurse Who Treated Anti-Semitic Spree Killer Shares His Thoughts.

The Jewish RN who saved the life of anti-Semitic spree killer Robert Bowers shares his thoughts. And everyone should read them. Read more

The Ten Quirkiest Passover Haggadot

The Passover Haggadah is a text whose primary purpose is to facilitate the retelling the story of the Exodus from Egypt and secondary purpose is to guide participants through the ritual-rich Seder meal, indicating when and how each rite is performed. It’s come a long way (it had centuries to do so) and is now available in funny and oddly-inspired versions. Baseball, Zombies, 3D, Donald Trump and even Hogwarts, here are ten of the most unusual -but real- Passover Haggadot for the Jewish Holiday available through Amazon. Read more

A Post-Apocalyptic Passover Haggadah: Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity, A Passover Haggadah for the Whole Family was written and illustrated by Stanley Aaron Lebovic. Published by Black is a Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to Holocaust awareness through art, the Hardcover Haggadah is a coffee table book you can keep out year round. Read more

Light That Menorah With Chanukah Candles For A Cause

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Jews everywhere will be lighting their menorahs as they celebrate “The Festival of Lights” for 8 evenings in a row this year. The menorah is meant to burn nightly for 8 nights and that means burning through a lot of candles. 45 to be exact. Read more

Matzo Madness from Balls to Dolls

Matzo (also referred to as matza or matzah) is an unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival. “The bread of affliction” has numerous explanations behind its symbolism, one of which is historical: Passover is a commemoration of the exodus from Egypt. Over time (in this case, we’re talkin’ centuries), matzo and matzoballs have become a pop culture icon and are now available as numerous novelty items. Read more