Ashkenazi

What do Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Mizrahi mean?

If you are around the Jewish world long enough, you’ll hear a mention of the terms “Ashkenazi” and “Sephardic.” Hang around a bit longer and if you are lucky you’ll hear the term “Mizrahi.”

The Jews of Amsterdam

So, as you may have gathered from the First Ever Coffee Shop Rabbi Identification Contest, I just got home from Amsterdam. Linda and I promised each other 10 years ago that we’d return to the city “someday” and I am so… Read More ›

Hanukkah for Beginners

Image: A menorah, lit for the 4th night of Hanukkah Hanukkah is coming! Rather than write a redundant “how-to” post, here are resources from around the web for celebrating the holiday. How to Light the Menorah:   In the video,… Read More ›