Author: Julia Balick

“Awesome” High Holidays

You can scour any Jewish records before the Middle Ages and you won’t find the High Holidays referred to as the “Days of Awe.” In the grand scheme of Jewish history, it’s a recent term, [...]
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Shabbat [Summer] Hygge

I spent my semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark and while living there, I learned about hygge. As I became quickly obsessed with this Scandinavian principle of hygge, a mood of coziness and warmth (pronounced hoo-gah), [...]
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The S’more The Merrier: #CampOneTable Eats

With warm breezes and long days, we’ve got ourselves wondering: How can we tap into some summertime joy that #CampMagic brings — without camp?! One solution: Waking up our taste buds. Whether you grew up [...]
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Finding the Funny on Shabbat

Jews using humor to deal with suffering is a tale as old as...well...Jews, probably. I always think of the Sarah Silverman quote — “Comedy puts light into darkness and darkness can’t live where there’s light. [...]
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