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Shelter in Time

Shelter in Time

How has sheltering in place changed how you view time? Jewish tradition teaches us to structure our time: the weekly break of Shabbat, the yearly cycle of holidays, and right now the Counting of the Omer.

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Captain Purim-ica: The Superhero Within

Captain Purim-ica: The Superhero Within

It’s been said that many Jewish holidays can be summed up as “they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” We can also sum up most superhero movies that way.  No other holiday follows this superhero plot more closely than PURIM!

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Meet the Mentor: Adi Eshman

Meet the Mentor: Adi Eshman

Adi is a playwright, screenwriter, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He has mentored students for Hebrew Helpers for almost 8 years, and has been officiating b’nei mitzvot for Hebrew Helpers since 2017.

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What’s the Rosh?

What’s the Rosh?

Judaism has four different “New Years!” The 1st of the month of Nissan (March/April) kicks off the holiday cycle and Nissan is the first month of the year. The 1st of the month of Elul is the new year for the animals. Tu B’Shevat is the new year for trees. And the 1st of Tishrei (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years.

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Pulling a Jewish All-Nighter

Pulling a Jewish All-Nighter

Every year, many Jews participate in an all-night Torah party called Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a chance to study whatever their community defines as “Torah,” in anticipation of Shavuot.

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