Highlights

January Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: Find out which famous Jew born in January loves barbeque sauce, moonlights as a Cyclops, and rocks out to Patti Smith. Comment

Win a free bar mitzvah with ‘American Idol’ and Jackie Tohn!

Highlights: Participate in a flash mob and win a club-style party for up to 75 people. Find out how! Comment

Messy mitzvah mishaps

Highlights: Stories of b’nai mitzvah hiccups and survival that will help you deal, so that you can have you cake and eat it too. Comment

We ‘latke’ you a lot

Highlights: Our Chanukah gift to our readers is a potato pancake recipe perfected by Daniel Serfer, the Jewish chef and owner of Miami’s Blue Collar Restaurant. Comment

Eight crazy lights

Highlights: In honor of Chanukah we ‘illuminate’ eight bizarre menorahs. Comment

December Jewish celebrity birthdays

Highlights: A list of notable Semitic Sagittariuses and Capricons! Comment

Grandpa’s bar mitzvah

Highlights: What inspired my 88-year-old grandpa to finally celebrate his bar mitzvah. Comment

Jews and balloons

Highlights: There’s many links to Judaism in the decidedly Christian Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Comment

Cantor banter: Dilatory strategies

Highlights: If your child is slacking on his Hebrew studies, don’t start World War III. Instead, change your tactic. Comment

Cantor banter: Are you Torah-tough?

Highlights: Don’t worry! You don’t need the strength of the Hulk to handle the holy scroll. Comment

November Jewish celebrity birthdays

Highlights: A list of notable Semitic Scorpios and Sagittariuses! Comment

Kosher Halloween linkage!

Highlights: In honor of today’s spook-tacular holiday, here’s a few virtual treats to get you into the spirit Comment

Cantor banter: Cleverly hand out honors

Highlights: Cantor Matt Axelrod’s explains why synagogues limit the number of honors families can give out and how you can “kill four people with one ark” (figuratively speaking, of course). Comment

Zombies, vampires, and Yentl

Highlights: From “South Park” to “Glee” here’s 10 Halloween costumes inspired by Jewish characters. Comment

Cantor banter: Dishing out kosher advice

Highlights: In Cantor Matt Axelrod’s first column, he offers a word to the wise — and a few wisecracks — about properly using the term ‘bar mitzvah.’ Comment

The Bar & Bat Mitzvah Guide wants you!

Highlights: Want to share your joy with the world? Have your bar or bat mitzvah party featured on our site! Comment

Interview: Mayim Bialik

Highlights: We caught up with the very busy bee known as Mayim Bialik, and chatted about her child-star past, how her education affects her lifestyle choices, and the experience of being the first woman in her family to have a bat mitzvah. Comment

Bar mitzvah protocol: A guide for non-Jewish guests

Highlights: Your coworker’s son is turning 13 and you’ve just been invited to your very first bar mitzvah. Mazel tov! But what does that mysterious word means? Here’s a few things a non-Jewish guest should know about bar mitzvahs. Comments (19)

Back to the mitzvah: Elders reflect on their ceremonies and offer advice

Highlights: We caught up with a few elder Jews to reflect on their miztvah-pasts. And if these guys can live through abandoning their grandfathers on the dance floor, dodging landmines in Israel, and a doing a crazy dance from ancient times called the Macarena, you (or your kiddo) will be just fine. Comment
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