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Jlife Buzz- Music Helps The Soul Blossom in Israel

By Tania Shalom Michaelian     A modern-day interpretation of an ancient harvesting ritual is coming to Northern Israel to serve as a connection to...

Let There Be Music

Acclaimed Pianist Guy Mintus’ October 29th benefit concert for Israel relief at Axelrod PAC     Israeli pianist Guy Mintus and vocalist Naama Nachum traveled...

Harvest Time Thanks

  Sukkot & Thanksgiving Commonalities How ironic that as I write this Thanksgiving story, it is still Sukkot, our very own Jewish thanksgiving holiday. In a...

A Shul for You- Temple Beth Shalom of Western Monmouth

Background: Temple Beth Shalom, 108 Freehold Road, Manalapan, is a Conservative egalitarian synagogue. According to its website, “Our mission is to ‘Bring Good Things...

Time To See and Be Seen

Things to Watch and Visit on the Cultural Scene     Do you think you have to head to New York to enjoy the art...

From Cups to Cookbooks

Artist Beautifies Everything She Touches     Nissan Graham-Mayk said one of the things she’s most proud of is the cookbook, “Kid’s Kosher Incredible Edibles,”...

War on a Day of Rejoicing

Navigating daily life in the face of terrorism.     At about 6:40 a.m. on Saturday October 7 (Simchat Torah here), I dreamt that there...

Jewish Community Unites Behind Israel with Donations and Prayers

Rallies Held in East Brunswick and Long Branch Jewish community leaders joined with politicians and the Jewish community in venting their horror and disgust at...

Solidarity with Israel

Monmouth County Rallying for the Cause In the last two week or so, the heart of NJ Jewish community has provided its residents with an...

Federation Board D’Var

When Murray asked me to do this month's d’var, I readily agreed once I realized it was Murray from Federation and not the Murray...

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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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