Eat, Pray, Love: Spending Rosh Hashanah In Italy’s Smallest Jewish Community

This was not my first Jewish holiday away from home. Studying abroad in London, my friends tossed crumpets in the Thames for Tashlich. Living in rural Thailand, my boyfriend and I constructed our own menorah out of materials from the hardware store, eating our homemade latkes with mangoes from the backyard instead of applesauce. In […]

Holidays Without Their Home

On the morning of Monday, Sept. 9, seeing the burnt and smoking carcass of the 118-year-old Adas Israel synagogue in Duluth, Mike Badden had one immediate reaction. “This is the end of the line for this congregation, that there’s no building,” Badden, an Adas Israel board member who grew up at the synagogue, remembered thinking. […]