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  • Why does Judaism care about gratitude?

    By Jared Sichel

    December 3, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    While Jews were able to enjoy the rare, simultaneous celebration of Thanksgiving and Chanukah this year, Judaism has long been had something in common with the American holiday.

    It’s a theme that runs from Torah to Talmud, from Psalms to the siddur (prayer book) and into aspects...

  • Catcher of Lost Souls

    By David Suissa

    March 11, 2009 | 9:26 pm

    “How are we going to be as dedicated as these monsters?” was the line in the film that stuck with me. I was in a cramped synagogue, a few blocks from my house, where a standing room-only crowd had come to honor a Jew who had passed away in Jerusalem 30 days earlier.

    After the...