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December 2022

Shining Bright

Celebrating special menorahs with a unique history.  Hanukkah is coming! Time to whip out our menorahs or run to your local Judaic shop for a...

Holiday Pride

What Makes Hanukkah Great in America As Hanukkah nears, let the grousing begin.     Too much is made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as...

Healing Hanukkah

Despite Odds, Felt Menorahs are Back to Light Up Hospital Rooms  For Jewish patients who find themselves in the hospital during Hanukkah, lighting a menorah...

More than Chinese Food and a Movie

Sharing the best of holiday traditions. Ah, the eternal question: What do Jews do on Christmas? It’s true—many do eat Chinese food (because the Chinese...

Never Forget

Commemorating Kristallnacht or the November Pogrom  (Parts of this article are reprinted courtesy of Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)) The central figures in Marlboro Jewish Center’s Nov....

The Narrative of Hanukkah

I knew Hanukkah celebrated defeating the Greeks. Then I moved to Athens and the story got complicated. When my wife and I arrived in this...

Protecting and Serving Tradition

One New Jersey serviceman’s unique holiday observance abroad. In certain respects, New Jersey native, Jared Fusia is just like many other Orthodox Jews in the...

The Russian Jewish Holiday

Novi Gud Meal is Heart of Observance For Americans trying to understand why Novi Gud , is so special to hundreds of thousands of Russian...

There’s A Shul for You

To anyone even mildly interested in attending a synagogue service, whether once a year, once a week, or once a day, the heart of...

Welcome!

  A Message from Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey Welcome, Jlife, to the Jewish heart of New Jersey! And welcome Publisher/Editor leadership team,...

From the Publisher’s Desk

Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of Jlife Heart of New Jersey Dear Readers,     Welcome to the premier issue of Jlife Heart of New Jersey....

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Summer Vacation – Gateway to Teshuvah

I offer my present lightness of being as Torah, the Torah of embracing our fullest selves, reverent and irreverent impulses equally inspired by the...

Playing With Fire

I do not set the table on fire accidentally. I set my piece on fire intentionally Summer vacation is a time for exercising my art muscles....

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