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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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Drew Angerer May 9, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 5: In this photo illustration, a woman holds a fidget spinner, May 5, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Fidget spinners have become the latest toy sensation and some schools have banned them because they've become a distraction....

Rachel Sales

American mom lists five ‘shocking’ things about having a baby in Israel

By Rachel Sales, Kveller via JTA May 26, 2016

When I was seven months pregnant, my husband and I took the bus to Shilav, one of Israel’s premiere baby stores. Armed with “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and my American brother and sister-in-law’s recommendations, we knew exactly what...

 

Our children aren’t the only ones who need training

By Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Kveller via JTA April 27, 2016

When my son Yonatan was about 2, we began instructing him in the fine art of acquiring a bagel. We helped him learn that you have to wait in line, patiently, and not cut in front of other people. When it’s your turn, you have to ask for the kind of...

Shalom Sesame

Grover does Jerusalem

by E. Kinney Zalesne, WASHINGTON JEWISH WEEK November 12, 2010

A few years ago, my family stumbled onto the 1990 six-volume DVD-set Shalom Sesame, a kitschy but completely adorable romp through Israeli and Jewish culture led by Oscar the Grouch's Israeli cousin, Moishe Ufnick; Kippi ben Kippod, a large pink hedgehog...

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