Jewish Features

Jewish Features

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

The incredible power of adding one consistent light at a time Many studies show that effort is far more important than our natural abilities in anything that we’re trying to accomplish. In her book Grit, Dr. Angela Duckworth examines the…

ABC’s of Chanukah

Everything you need to know about the holiday of Chanukah–Hanukkah. Chanukah (Hanukkah), the Festival of Lights, begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, and lasts for eight days. On the secular calendar, Chanukah generally falls out…

Why Eat Kugel on Shabbat?

Question: At first I thought it was just a coincidence, but I see now that almost every home that I’m invited to for a Shabbat meal serves of some form of kugel: potato kugel, zucchini kugel, noodle kugel, even challah…

Great Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gift Ideas

Meaningful presents to mark this important milestone Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are a time of momentous change and possibility. Children transform into adults and become responsible for their actions and religious conduct for the first time. Here are some great…