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Meet the Mystical Mah Jongg Bubbe
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Meet the Mystical Mah Jongg Bubbe

By On June 17, 2015

Karen Gooen is a woman of many talents. She’s been a copy editor, a camp transportation director, a budget analyst, and has spent nearly forty years writing nonfiction. But one thing is… Read More

How Mah-Jongg Became Jewish
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How Mah-Jongg Became Jewish

By On December 12, 2014

How did a game that graced ancient Chinese tables (in the company, some posit, of Confucius) come to grace contemporary Jewish tables (in the company, perhaps, of babka and Slivovitz)? While books,… Read More

who hid the chametz
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Who Hid the Chametz?

By On March 29, 2012

In the weeks before Passover begins, the search for chametz can be all-consuming. Some people get intense with their spring cleaning–de-crumbing kitchen furniture with toothpicks, shaking out every book in the house for breadcrumbs. While this might… Read More

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Faking Hebrew for Beginners

By On January 20, 2012

One of the best ways to develop an appreciation for the uniqueness of the Hebrew language is to play Hebrew Scrabble. Yes, Scrabble. You see, many Hebrew words are simple–variations on three-letter roots, with prefixes, suffixes, and… Read More