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Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 21

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • A video of the Jewish Re…

Ballfield or synagogue: Hank Greenberg’s High Holiday dilemma

By Bill Simons

In 1959, Yom Kippur – Tishrei 10 on the Hebrew calendar – fell on October 12. Although raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, Hank Greenberg, then 48 years old and living in Manhattan, was no longer religiously observant. Nonetheless, on this, the most solemn and holy day of …

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 20

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Forward will present…

On the Jewish food scene: Holiday meals by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

“You mean you’re not even having chicken?” That was the cry of a family friend almost 20 years ago after learning we were not having a typical Rosh Hashanah-style dinner. For many people, there must be certain foods on the table or it’s just not a holiday. Before Passover this year, …

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 19

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Clal virtual program…