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What Is the Meaning of Chai?

The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast—and is linked to the number 18. Chai is the Hebrew word for life. The...

Stop the Bleed

Project Provides Emergency Training to Area Jewish Institutions     A gunman enters a synagogue or another Jewish institution and begins shooting, leaving wounded people...

Jewish Youth Pledge

Maintaining Strong Ties to Our Community     Ben Goldstein made a written pledge to maintain his strong ties to the Jewish community after he...

The Universal Language

Meet Me at the Keyboard     I was honored and privileged to meet Yuval in April at the keyboard of a Kawai baby grand...

Carpe Diem

Same-Day Funerals, Very Different Lives     On Wednesday, May 17, my mother was buried on Long Island and Jeanne Samuels, editor of the Jewish...

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JLife Extra- April 15, 2024

Fundraising efforts are underway  to bring IDF soldiers traumatized by their military service to Highland Park and Edison as part of the Peace of...

JLife Extra- April 1, 2024

After the Holocaust the American Jewish community debated how to preserve Jewish culture and life as members became affluent, moved to suburbia and integrated...

What It Means to Keep Kosher for Passover

Hametz, kitniyot and the holiday’s dietary restrictions Keeping kosher for Passover means abstaining from hametz, the fermented products of five principal grains: wheat, rye, spelt,...

Where To Find Songs for Your Passover Seder

Online resources for Passover recordings, lyrics, sheet music and more. Singing is traditionally a major part of the Passover seder, and it certainly makes for...

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