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Leaving the Nest

It’s not easy for a parent to let a child go. A lesson I learned at Yom Kippur services made it just a bit easier.

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Sha Na Na Tova

Happy New Year from a doo-wop singer who opened for Jimi at Woodstock, then became a biblical scholar

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One Last Interview

Three weeks before his death in 2016, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.

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The Bottle Episode

Welcoming the Jewish New Year with stories about new beginnings from our hosts

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Keeping the Honey in the Land of Milk and Honey

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s annual honey festival shines a light on the variety of sweet products being produced—as well as the challenges facing the country’s beekeepers

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Not Quite My Great-Grandmother’s Apple Cake

When I tried making a treasured family recipe, I decided it needed some revisions. This Rosh Hashanah, I’ll honor my great-grandmother by updating her recipe.

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The Season of Prayer, Repentance, and Psychotherapy

During the High Holidays, many Jews turn to their rabbis with questions about God. But others seek their answers on the couch.

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