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The Story of Purim

A long time ago in a galaxy not too far away, the Persians would have gotten away if it weren’t for princess Esther… The Germans weren’t the first to try

Arbors and Hope

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat is the Jewish Arbor Day in the land of Israel.  This year the holiday begins at sundown on Friday, February 10, and lasts through

Balance and Hope

On one side of the freeway, the deep charcoal gray clouds signal the ominous deluge of much-needed rain that will nourish the ultra-dry terrain in Southern California. On the other

Hanukkah in America

In the 21st century, Hanukkah is celebrated by more Jews than any holiday other than Passover. Both are performed at least one night a year by almost 90 percent of

High Holy Days give us time to focus on our deepest feelings

Breathe in the fragrance of round challah and honey cake. Experience the newness of the synagogue décor and the clothing. Hear the shofar and heed its call. The High Holy