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It's Purim! So you see what I see?

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 2/24/2021
You’ve likely been warned about the wolf in sheep’s clothing, but have you ever seen a sheep dress up as a wolf? In Barnyard Purim, farm animals put on a Purim spiel and end up not being able to see the true danger in their midst until its almost too late....

A Soup by Any Other Name Would Taste as Good

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 2/12/2021
Sophie has two grandmothers. Her bubbe makes her chicken soup with kreplach, carrots and parsley. Her nai nai makes her chicken soup with wontons, bamboo shoots and green onions. They both make it just like their own grandmothers did for them a long time ago...

Whoever Saves a Life

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/26/2021 to Holocaust
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. National Jewish Book Award finalist, The Whispering Town is the perfect read for our time. The history books tend to focus on the “big stuff,” the events that turn our lives upside

The Most Famous Jewish Philanthropist You Never Heard Of

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/14/2021 to Jewish Values
Does the name Judah Touro sound familiar? If your answer is no, you are in good company. Judah Touro was the greatest Jewish-American philanthropist of the 1800s, having donated huge sums of money to hospitals, orphanages, schools, churches and

Putting Down Roots on Tu B'Shevat

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/7/2021
“Putting down roots” can mean one of two things, depending on whether you are a plant or a person: to take nourishment from the soil through roots, or to settle down in a particular place...

The Abba Tree: A Brief Tree Guide

Posted by Kar-Ben Team on 12/31/2020 to Tu B'Shevat

Yiddish: Not just a once-upon-a-time language

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 12/22/2020
For the children and grandchildren of Central and Eastern European Jews, Yiddish is the once-upon-a-time language of the ancestors that gives expression to centuries of culture and history. Life for Jews in Central and Eastern Europe

What Will Your Soundtrack Be This Winter?

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 12/17/2020
A musician can play a song from memory, but they likely could not recite the notes of the same song. When a musician knows a song by heart the body and breath remember instinctively what to do.   Today we know that

Top 5 Kar-Ben Recipes for Hanukkah!

Posted by Kar-Ben Team on 12/8/2020 to Hanukkah

A Victory is That Much Sweeter When it Belongs to The Underdog

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 12/1/2020
Hanukkah is the fun Jewish holiday. Most of us associate Hanukkah with deep-fried foods like potato latkes and sufganiyot, parties with friends and family, playing dreidel and opening gifts. These are traditions whose origins, interestingly,
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 It's Purim! So you see what I see?
 A Soup by Any Other Name Would Taste as Good
 Whoever Saves a Life
 The Most Famous Jewish Philanthropist You Never Heard Of
 Putting Down Roots on Tu B'Shevat

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