Looking for Kavanah at Yom Kippur on Zoom

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The concept of kavanah was first introduced to me in a Jewish education class as a translation of ‘intention’ while in prayer. I understood it to be about being moved and being actively part of the experience. I’ve experienced it plenty of times, in a dark booth while running a perfectly timed show. Sometimes it’s […]

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Apple Butter Babka Puts Holiday Twist On A Favorite

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Last year, I really thought babka was going to have its year. Around January of 2019, I kept seeing major food publications posting babka recipes and I got excited, thinking that America would see what it had been missing and embrace this delicious, layered delight. Alas, the moment came and went and, while I still […]

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10 Top Quick Tips To Put Some Holy Into Your Family’s Rosh Hashanah

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Are you struggling to find a sense of balance and meaning this Rosh Hashanah? Do the Holy Days feel less holy in this time of pandemic distance and confusion? You are not alone. It’s hard to imagine how to capture the sense of family, community, inspiration and spirituality as we struggle to bring joy and […]

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Will You Be A High Holiday Tourist This Year?

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It’s obviously an understatement to say that this has been a crazy and scary year! Virtually every part of our lives has been altered, including how we will be observing the High Holidays this year. The idea of observing the holidays virtually via Zoom, Facebook or YouTube and without the sweetness of hugging our loved […]

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MNi Cards Offers Analog Pastime In A Digital World

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The life of someone working in finance is usually one that lacks in creativity, but Adam Hirsch figured out a way to not only find that creative outlet, but launch a new business to help everyone experience it. MNi Cards, Hirsch’s business which launched in March, sells small cards with hand-drawn designs on the front. […]

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But Really, Why Honey?

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We dip in honey to force ourselves to pause and we find the symbolic honey in our own life.

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TC Jewfolk’s 2020/5781 High Holiday Guide

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We’re a couple of weeks away from the start of the Jewish holiday season that will be unlike one any of us have experienced. But that isn’t stopping us from bringing you TC Jewfolk’s comprehensive guide to high holiday services across the region and religious spectrum. No matter where you are or what kind of […]

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An Inspiring Ninth of Av

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Jewish sleepaway camp provided many of today’s adults with their first Tisha B’Av experience. There they sat on the floor of the Beit Am (communal building), watched interpretive dance, listened to the camp choir, or slept off a fast in the heat of the afternoon sun. They learned that we mourn and fast on Tisha B’Av because the […]

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