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The only mentions of a sukkah in the Cairo Genizah refer to communal sukkot in synagogue courtyards. A fact that caused quite a bit of trouble.
A glimpse at the Jewish year across time and space
Did an Orthodox girls’ movement and its legendary founder revive an ancient and obscure holiday in the forests of Poland?
The story of two courageous converts, their Jewish wives and institutional anti-Semitism
A glimpse into how artists across the ages have tried to depict the undepictable events at Mt. Sinai…
The celebrated author and her family prepare a vast interactive performance…
“…we felt it would have been strange to hold a Seder in Egypt”
A different kind of redemption from Greek tyranny
A look at the Kabbalistic significance of the Counting of the Omer, which culminates in the festival of Shavuot
For two and a half years, the weekly magazine “Yiddishe Bilder” aimed to become a Jewish version of Life magazine. The fall of 1939 was marked by both the Jewish holiday season and the guns of war…
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