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Cantor Svetlana Kundish
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Reflecting the Heart

The recent festive investiture of new cantor Sveta Kundish in Berlin marks a beginning – and honors the tradition of women in German synagogues…

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Omer Calender and Memorial Tablet, papercut by Baruch Zvi Ring

Counting Our Blessings

The Omer calendar helps us appreciate the value of each day in the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot so that “we may obtain a wise heart”…

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Thou shalt work

“A man who lives from the labor of his hands is greater than the one who fears heaven.” Work is also an integral aspect of social justice, tzedakah…

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City of Peace

“Next year in Jerusalem” – this wish at the end of the Seder is an expression of a yearning that has been preserved for more than 2,000 years…

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Judah Found No Rest

The destruction of the Temple sparked a new commitment, argues Rabbi Hoffmann, and explains why dreams and visions are essential on Tisha b´Av…