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Don’t Curse the Darkness, Light a Candle
In his essay, “The Legacy of the Maccabees,” Dr. Shaye Cohen writes: “From the perspective of world history and Jewish history, the Hasmonean (Maccabean) revolt was epoch making.
Good Morning Baltimore...Hebrew Day School
Fellow RAC Legislative Assistant Jonathan Backer and I had a great morning today visiting The Day School at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and talking with their seventh and e
The History of Hanukkah Gifts: Is This Custom Really a Jewish One?
The contemporary custom of wrapping presents gifts arose in conjunction with Christmas, but many aspects of gift-giving have distinctly Jewish roots, each of which has helped set the stage for the development of the ritual into what it is today.
Galilee Diary: Repairing the World
by Marc Rosenstein
(Originally published in Ten Minutes of Torah and Galilee Diary)
How to Engage Your Members Beyond the Synagogue's Walls
Learn how one congregation with geographically dispersed members maximized its reach in a world with increasing competition for people’s time and energy.