Hanukkah Survival Guide

Dec 04, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
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Everyone’s favorite winter holiday is fast approaching – but are you ready for Hanukkah? You might have planned the perfect Hanukkah but in the words of our wise, Yiddish-speaking ancestors, “der mentsh tracht un Got lacht” – man plans and God laughs. You never know if life will run to plan or if your entire schedule will be monumentally ruined thanks to a bad cold. These are our top tips […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayishlach

Nov 27, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Vayishlach Reading: Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1 – 1:21 Parsha Summary – Vayishlach Jacob Sends Gifts to Esau Jacob sends word to Esau in Seir that he has left Laban and is now a prosperous man. The messengers return and tell Jacob that Esau is on the way to meet him with 400 men. Jacob is afraid and divides his household into two camps so that if […]

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Planning the Perfect Hanukkah

Nov 27, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
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Winter is here, and that means one thing: Hanukkah is on its way! We love everything about the holiday. After all, Hanukkah has cool traditions, amazing food (and endless parties to eat it at), a fantastic story, and – possibly best of all – gifts for days. Whether you’re a seasoned festive pro or a holiday novice, getting ready for Hanukkah can be a daunting prospect. There aren’t just one […]