Tag Archives: Jewish holiday

Passover Sequel

Dayeinu! It’s enough. With the melodies of the seder songs still lingering somewhere in our heads and running out of new ideas for a schmear to lively up a week of matzah eating, what else can say, or sing, other … Continue reading

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Passover Food Traditions

By Cantor Linda Semi Of all our holidays, I think Passover is the most home-centered one we have. None of the others require us to prepare our homes to the extent of this chag. While Jews have always been open … Continue reading

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“Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Elijah.”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut  When I was young, I remember being intrigued every year at Passover by the ritual of opening our doors at the end of the seder. I recall anxiously awaiting Elijah, who I thought might walk through … Continue reading

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I Almost Missed The Exodus: A Passover Children’s Story

By Bonnie G. Lindauer    I’ll never forget that day when I was almost left behind in Egypt. I was drawing camels in the dirt when I overheard someone at our front door telling my father to be ready to … Continue reading

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It’s Purim Time!

The fun began today at our B3 Religious School Purim Carnival.  After a great Purim play, the carnival and magic show began.  I was dressed as Haman for our sponge toss and kids enjoyed our cake walk, Esther’s Beauty Parlor, … Continue reading

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66th Anniversary Celebration

By Rabbi Mark Melamut It was a fun filled 66th Anniversary weekend for B’nai Emunah.  Friday evening potluck dinner kicked off the weekend, followed by Saturday morning services led by some of the students of our adult B’nai Mitzvah class. … Continue reading

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“8 Crazy Nights Mashup – What do I Stand For?”

Wow, we made it to 8 Crazy Nights!  Homes, sanctuaries and clothes filled with oil, all spun out of dreidel and filled with gelt (and maybe a little guilt too from the holiday’s menu), presents exchanged (and maybe even re-gifted), … Continue reading

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On the 7th night of Hanukkah – “Triumphant Defiance, Seduction & Cheese on Hanukkah – Judith”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Make sure to watch this video  on Judith. Like me, you may have missed reading this story as a kid in religious school or as an adult in your general Jewish education.  By the 7th night … Continue reading

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On the 6th night of Chanukkah – “Have You Seen the Light?”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Beyond presents, dreidel, latkes and gathering with friends and family, our main event for Hanukkah is simply taking in the light.  What though does it mean to really see the light?  Have you seen the light? … Continue reading

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“A Menorah in the Window”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut What is Hanukkah all about?  I’ve been thinking that its essence is about reclaiming and being proud of our Jewish identity.  One way I see this is in the placement of the menorah or hanukkiah in … Continue reading

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