jewish holidays

December 2, 2015
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by Kara Wexler Hanukkah is a beloved Jewish holiday celebrated for a miraculous triumph of the righteous underdog, modern traditions of family gatherings, and the delicious food among other things. The holiday commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over their Greek rulers in the 2nd century B.C.E., as well as the rededication of the Second

July 7, 2015
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Tu B’Av marks a special time. Love is in the air, singles hope to find their soulmate, and couples celebrate their relationships. Although this ‘Jewish Valentine’s Day’ may be one of the lesser-known Jewish holidays, it is, surprisingly, considered just as important as Yom Kippur by the Talmud (Jewish law). Back in the early days