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  1. Inspirational couple 'front and center' of Jewish initiativesRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

    The Mordechai Award will be presented to Dr. Jay and Margie Robinow at the 2018 BIAV Purim Gala. The Gala will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.


  2. Hannukah Starts Tonight So Here's 18 Differences Between Chanukah & ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | The Jewish Press

    ... Here's a little secret for the Gentiles, if a Jewish employee tells you he/she has to take off for Hannukah (or Purim for that matter) they are full of Shi , I mean full of latkes. 5 . Christians purchase and gift ugly sweaters for Christmas. Just ...


  3. A season of celebration, connection, reflectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | Dalhousie News

    ... begins the weekly day of rest) and other social events linked to Jewish holidays, such as a masquerade ball during Purim in March. And this year, she'll finally get to know Hanukkah - one of the most widely observed of all Jewish religious ...


  4. Gift-giving isn't a Chanukah tradition? HumbugRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 6 | New Jersey Jewish News

    ... with such a silly, contrived practice. If they wanted a non-birthday opportunity to shower us with gifts, I suggested Purim, a holiday for which giving is central to our observance. They didn't listen, and I found it was easier to swallow my pride ...


  5. Theater J Announces Yiddish Theater InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 5 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... adaptation of Shakespeare's familiar classic and ushered in the first golden age of Yiddish theater in New York. It's Purim when Reb Dovidle decides to give extravagant gifts to his daughters-but when his youngest daughter refuses the gift, he sends ...


  6. Yemen Is On The Edge Of The AbyssRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | Forward

    ... the time our communities gather to celebrate the Festival of Lights, 50,000 Yemeni children could starve to death . By Purim - 150,000. Their parents, their grandparents, they too will be consumed. It is impossible to discuss the Yemen crisis and ...


  7. Professing Faith: Celebration of Nowruz is linked to Zoroastrian faithRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Redlands Daily Facts

    ... Zoroaster, but he and his followers incorporated it into their tradition. Because it falls near the Jewish festival of Purim, which developed when the Jews were in exile under Persian rule, it has been suggested that Purim has an ancient connection ...


  8. Sixth and I Has Built a Center of Jewish Life in WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 27 | The New York Times

    ... and book talks mix with traditional spiritual programming: Simhat Torah celebrations, regular Sabbath observances, Purim theater and five varieties of High Holy Day services. While other Jewish organizations have tried a culture-centric model - the ...


  9. 'Everyone should feel like they belong'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 25 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    ... into its new, fully accessible building in 2013, the congregation provides ASL for events upon advance request and on Purim has run programs for those with sensitivity to noise. In Los Angeles, B'nai David-Judea, which long has had bimah ramps, ...


  10. Gilles Peress presents Yakov's ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... in an "orphanage" for displaced Jewish children in a small town in southern France, where the residents celebrate Purim while perched on the precipice of annihilation. At the time he created Yakov's Children, Peress had recently completed and ...


  11. November 20, 2017A new Uganda plan: Emissaries to open first Chabad house in KampalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 19 | Jerusalem Post

    ... in Africa, until the chief emissary to Africa, Rabbi Shlomo Ben Tolila, told us about Uganda. "We traveled there on Purim. It is the pearl of Africa, a beautiful green place that made us fall in love... A relaxed place that conveys relaxation and ...


  12. November 19, 2017: Curious readingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Jerusalem Post

    ... filled with blood from Jews whose life he had to save from stabbings. Why did the police not arrest the Arabs who, on Purim in Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs, disrupted the Megilla reading with shouts "Kill the Jews!" Why keep quiet about how the ...


  13. Ever met a kid with no wish list? I haveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | The Times of Israel

    ... me, we'll stock the bathrooms with softer toilet paper, rather than the stuff we get now. We'll have more parties on Purim and definitely more sufganiyot on Chanukah. Fresh, sweet lemonade on hot days. More free time at recess. More treats! All ...


  14. The Wet Head Is DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | The Jewish Press

    ... nor will women have problems with head coverings. There is never any work on Erev Yom Tov and you can take off work on Purim and Tisha B'Av . Nobody will question your " sefira beard" and, by law, should you need to sit shiva , you will be given ...


  15. Middle school sweethearts celebrate 43 years of business at Masquerade Costumes on Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood GazetteRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2017 | Hollywood Gazette

    ... and the only one in Hollywood. Among Masquerade Costumes' non-Halloween busy times are religious holidays, including Purim, the Jewish dress-up holiday and the second-busiest time of the year, Christmas, Easter, July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day and ...


  16. The lessons of Jewish heroinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    ... Sarah, and her eventual daughter-in-law, Rebecca. So why would I be writing about Esther at this time of the year? Purim is still many months away, and there are other female role models in the current Torah portions. For the answer let us turn to ...


  17. Why I Chose To Attend Public High School Even Though I'm Ultra-OrthodoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Forward

    ... Wearing a tallis , prayer shawl, I read the Megillah of Esther from an authentic scroll with fellow Jewish students on Purim of my sophomore year; I was pleasantly surprised by how many curious and even admiring non-Jewish students and teachers ...


  18. Malliotakis Looks for Mental-Healthcare Shift; De Blasio Accuser in Spotlight: Headlines for Nov. 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | City Limits

    ... testimony, when Mr. Shechtman asked Mr. Rechnitz about the time he painted his face black to attend a celebration for Purim, a Jewish holiday where people often wear costumes. 'What is blackface?' Mr. Rechnitz responded." "Funding for the city's ...


  19. Seabrook trial witness: I didn't know blackface was offensiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | Newsday

    ... was first asked about the picture of him with a black face and a flashy wide-brimmed hat, which he said he wore for a Purim party in 2013. "What is blackface?" he said to Seabrook lawyer Paul Shechtman, who explained it meant painting your face ...


  20. Jona Rechnitz Takes Center Stage in Corruption TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | The New York Times

    ... testimony, when Mr. Shechtman asked Mr. Rechnitz about the time he painted his face black to attend a celebration for Purim, a Jewish holiday where people often wear costumes. Mr. Shechtman continued to press Mr. Rechnitz, who maintained that he did ...