This Week in Jewish Life


How to Create a Meaningful Shabbat Experience at Home

by Chris Harrison

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many of us will be staying close to home this weekend. Here are just a few ways you can make the most of Shabbat and feel like part of a larger Jewish community – even when you can’t leave the house.

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Weekly Torah Portion: Ki Tisa

Commentary: Why Did the People Demand New Leadership? by Rabbi Stephanie M. Alexander
English Translation: Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11−34:35


On the Other Hand: “Slowing Ourselves to Anger” What is the Jewish approach to anger, and how can we deal with it in a way that’s healthy?
Stories We Tell: “Who Will Help?” When a farmer encounters a boulder in the middle of the road, she does what she knows is the only right thing.

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Prayers & Blessings: Prayer in a Time of Coronavirus
seder table with colorful place settings and name tags
Passover: 8 Great Haggadot if You Have Young Children at Your Seder
person looking at shopping list in produce aisle of supermarket
Passover Reflection: Enrich Your Seder with This Do-Ahead Creative Activity
carrot tzimmes with dumplings
Passover Prep: Download and Print Out the Chocolate Seder for Kids, the ‘Practice Run’