Resources for Upcoming Jewish Holidays

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Jump To: Tu B’Av |  The Shmita Year Looking for Judaica? Heritage Judaica has free Jewish ritual items (and so much more)! Head to our TC Jewish Directory to connect with a local synagogue if you’re looking for holiday services. Tu B’Av In 5782/2022, Tu B’Av is sundown Thursday, August 11 to sundown Friday, August 12. […]

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Why I Love Shavuot So Much – And Appreciate How Little Prep It Requires

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Shavuot: some people refer to it as the Forgotten Major Jewish holiday. It gets much less press than Passover, which it follows. It doesn’t have the commercial glow of Hanukkah nor the frivolity of Purim. Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur are familiar to most Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish. Although Shavuot isn’t as obscure as Lag […]

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How I Became Holocaust Girl: A Story for Yom HaShoah

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I got the nickname, Holocaust Girl, back in college. Little did they—the poetry department mean girls—know, instead of feeling insulted and ridiculed, as they had hoped, I loved the designation. Holocaust Girl sounds badass, like a Jewish superhero. I envision Holocaust Girl as a mortal, modern, flawed, and more relatable version of Serach bat Asher, […]

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Moroccan-Jewish Mimouna Brings Spirit Of Coexistence To Twin Cities

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For Hadar Pe’er, St. Paul’s Israeli shaliach, Passover in the Twin Cities has come with some surprises. “I’m coming here from a very different culture,” Pe’er said. “I’m seeing different foods that I’m not used to eating, or different ways to read the Haggadah that I’m not used to.” Learning about those differences are a […]

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Love in a Lunch Box: Tips For a New Passover Tradition

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This article originally ran in the St. Louis Jewish Light Though each of my children has gone through brief phases of packing her own lunch or buying at school, I am, for the most part, our family’s lunch packer-in-chief. I estimate that I have packed close to 4,000 so far. It is one of my […]

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Moving from Constriction: A Passover 2022 Message

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This year, the Passover journey from Egypt and slavery to freedom and human dignity feels particularly poignant. The Hebrew word for Egypt, mitzrayim, also connotes “the narrow place,” a place of constriction. These past two years of Pandemic, along with all that has unfolded at the same time, have challenged each of us differently, but […]

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On Pesach, She

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On Pesach, she would host 30 guests. Her siblings, children, friends without family nearby. The dining room table was extended to its maximum length, extra card tables snaking into the hallway and stopping at the edge of the living room where the floral sofa sat enshrined in plastic. Sunday before the first seder, her husband’s […]

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My First Passover

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Passover was on March 30 the first year I ever celebrated it. I remember it was a stormy spring in Los Angeles. Rainwater roared through the city aqueducts. I had never witnessed so much rain in Southern California before. Everything seemed to be moving in slow-motion, and everything seemed so vibrant and clear — grief […]

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The Holiday Of Oppression Is Upon Us

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For those of us making seders, the list-making has been going on for quite a while now. For those of us who change dishes and pots and every damn thing in the kitchen — we are nauseous thinking of the drudgery of the next few days. For those of us who make the prep into […]

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Centuries Old Tradition To Benefit Ukrainian Jews

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As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, a centuries-old Passover tradition is being highlighted by students at St. Paul’s Lubavitch Cheder Day School to benefit refugees. Ma’ot chitim — a Passover fund to help local individuals in need before the holiday — will also be used to benefit the Ukrainian Jewish community as they […]

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