By Sara Nuss-Galles
Reigniting charoses traditions
Growing up in Chicago in the 1950s, mine was the only lunch bag that trailed matzo crumbs. On coming to America we lived in a Polish Catholic immigrant neighborhood so I had no friends with whom to compare seder rituals. Despite this, Passover has always been my favorite holiday. No other yontiff rituals compared to…
My first New Year’s Eve in America
Every Dec. 31, when the hype of New Year’s sequins and resolutions threaten overload, I escape. I become five again and recall my family’s first celebration in America. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a pensive time; a moment to search deeds and cleanse oneself of the year’s wrongdoing and wrong-thinking. America’s party hats…
TED Talks take a walk in Covid times
My most sanity-saving activity during these Covid-19 pandemic months has been free and easy. Each evening my husband and I simply take a walk in our neighborhood. Back in March and April, the days dragged on with ever-changing news bulletins, talking media and celebrity heads, CDC announcements, White House pressers and anxious calls, texts and…
Admit it, American Jewish establishment: Peter Beinart was right
How one Black and Jewish family keeps rewriting the Haggadah to reflect their history — and dreams
Are Israeli generals more left-wing than their own government?
Robert Kraft will spend $25 million running ads against antisemitism. Is this the right way to protect Jews?
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