Listen and watch Rabbi Jeff Eisenstat as he demonstrates lighting the Hanukkah menorah. He's also thrown in "O' Hanukkah, O' Hanukkah" whose famous English words were written by Mordecai Kaplan's daughter, Judith Eisenstein.
A article exploring the deeper meaning of the seemingly frivolous holiday of Purim. Why is Yom Kippur sometimes compared to Purim? What's behind the Talmudic suggestion of drinking to the point of being unable to distinguish between Haman and Mordechai?
Emily Snyder reports on a Teen Kallah from Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2001. Reflecting on the fun on the learning experiences of our Youth Movement, Snyder writes, "Sometimes kids need to be led not by adults, but by older kids."
Ellen Dannin sees Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12-15), a portion that deal with the priests' handling of disease, in a new light after going through knee surgery. Ancient sensibilities became more resonant with her own experience.
One of the key inventors of the Internet as well as one of founders of Google are both Jewish. This article tells about them and some other Jews who have played important roles in the recent evolution of technology.
Short story designed for children about a gay rabbi. The rabbi is not out to his congregation, whose orientation becomes known to two of the members, one of whom is an angry Mr. Birnbaum. After some soul-searching and a heart-to-heart talk with the rabbi, Mr. Birnbaum realizes that his marriage had many similarities to the struggle the rabbi faced.