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Is Kosher Food Healthier?

Like most ways of eating, a kosher diet can be very healthy—or very unhealthy. Kosher foods are those that conform to Jewish dietary laws as...

Color Outside of the Lines

A guide to using art as therapy. Art is a fantastic coping mechanism and tool for emotional healing, wellness, self-care, stress relief and therapeutic creative...

What a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guest Needs to Know

What to expect and how to behave at a bar/bat mitzvah service. Congratulations! You have been invited to the bar or bat mitzvah  of a...

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning

A guide to planning every step of your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The difficult part of preparing for the ceremony portion of the bar/bat...

Putting the ‘Mitzvah’ Back into Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Mitzvah projects are often part of the bar/bat mitzvah observance. Believing that there is something special about becoming a bar/bat mitzvah—something bigger than the party...

How to Lead a Tu Bishvat Seder

The modern seder draws on elements of its mystical predecessor. Set up your table as for Passover: white or other nice tablecloth, good dishes, flowers,...

Planting Trees for Tu Bishvat

This act has always been held in high regard in Judaism. In the Jewish scheme of the world, trees have always occupied a key and...

Tu Bishvat 2024

In 2024, the “birthday of the trees” begins at sundown on Wednesday, Jan. 24 and ends at sundown on Thursday, Jan. 25.  In 2024, Tu Bishvat...

The Surprising Origin of the Dreidel

The well-known Hanukkah symbol has Christmastime roots. The dreidel or sevivon is perhaps the most famous custom associated with Hanukkah . Indeed, various rabbis have...

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Hanukkah

Lesser-known facts about the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the United States. But that doesn’t mean...

Fun & Games

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A Cartoon Education

Finding your “calling” early on.     The memory of my cousin handing me my first copy of MAD Magazine when I was 12 is...

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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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