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Dressing in costume for the holiday shouldn’t involve cultural appropriation
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The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
Fancy versions of the Four Species go for more than $100
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the story of Esther
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions