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“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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A Sweet Seder: The Rosh Hashanah Meal

Apples and honey are a well-known holiday staple at Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) tables all over the world. We indulge in sweet foods, so that the year to come will be just as [...]
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Union: A Roundtable Shabbat with Jordan Blashek, Christopher Haugh & Sarah Hurwitz

Last Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy, OneTable was honored to host and facilitate a virtual Shabbat gathering with community. Union | A Roundtable Shabbat brought together co-authors of Union: A [...]
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Shemini Atzeret | A OneTable Shabbat Guide

In Hebrew, Shemini Atzeret literally means the Eighth (Shemini) day of Assembly (Atzeret) — an eighth day of gathering and celebration that follows Sukkot. Both connected to Sukkot and a distinct holiday of its own, [...]
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From Generation to Generation | A OneTable Shabbat Guide

Whether we live with our family or are celebrating Shabbat with them for the night, may this intergenerational experience be an opportunity to welcome the wisdom of our elders, inspire the energy of our youth, [...]
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Jewtina x OneTable | El Seder de Rosh Hashaná: Edición Latina

While Rosh Hashanah Seders are more typically celebrated in Sephardi and Mizrahi homes, more Jews from around the world are starting to incorporate this practice into their New Year celebrations. This year, we want to [...]
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4 Round Challahs Made Easy

A quick search for challah will return beautiful images of long, braided bread. But you may notice a few round challot (plural of challah) as well. What’s up with that? Well, some people bake round challah for [...]
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Living Six Days for One

Shabbat at camp is one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had. For campers, camp is a happy place, the place waited to be in all year round.  Surrounded by camp friends. No parents, [...]
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Celebrating Jewish Creativity Through Shabbat

When I visited Poland, I wasn’t expecting a society which had moved on, in many ways, from the days of Fiddler. I kept expecting the Jews I met there to be like my imagination of [...]
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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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