Highlights

Bar mitzvah protocol

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. Comment

December Jewish celebrity birthdays

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

Jews and balloons

Highlights: There’s many links to Judaism in the decidedly Christian Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Comments (1)

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

Put on your yarmulke time to celebrate Thanksgivukkah

Highlights: The first day of Hanukkah lands on Thanksgiving this year and sandwiching mashed potatoes between two latkes isn’t the only benefit for Jews. 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

November Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: Take this month’s Jewish celebrity birthday quiz and find out who is married to a “Game of Thrones” star and who once voice Gizmo from “Gremlins.” Comment

Weathering the storm

Highlights: A Jewish mother pulls off a bar mitzvah miracle days after Superstorm Sandy. One year after the hurricane, here is her story of perseverance. Comment

Zombies, vampires, and Yentl

Highlights: Are you having a hard time figuring out what to be for Halloween? Look no further than Judaism for great costume ideas. Comment

An inside look

Highlights: Think that professional Jews have an easier time planning their kids’ bar and bat mitzvahs? Think again. Comments (1)

October Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: The beginning of October is piled, like a huge heap of fall leaves, with happy happenings — Okertoberfest, Name Your Cat Day, and our latest Jewish celebrity birthday quiz! Take it now! Comment

September Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: The Jew who plays an Israeli super hero celebrates his birthday this month. Comment

My grandma Lila’s recipes

Highlights: Bubbie-approved Jewish recipes to serve for Shabbat or a pre-bar mitzvah dinner. Comment

August Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: One of these celebs is a Jew. Hint: they don’t know Kung Fu. Comment

July Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: This black swan wants you to guess which famous Jew was born in June. Comment

A grand slam simcha!

Highlights: You are invited to bar mitzvah at the ballpark as Cyclones mascot, Sandy the Seagull, turns 13. Comment

June Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: This black swan wants you to guess which famous Jew was born in June. Comment

Back to the mitzvah: Elders reflect on their ceremonies

Highlights: We caught up with a few elder Jews to reflect on their mitzvah-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

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

May Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: Which ‘Full House’ cast member is a Hebrew? Comment

Carefree is the way to be

Highlights: Parents and students may have trouble chilling out during the weeks leading up to a bar mitzvah. A cantor offers advice that will help everyone keep their cool. Comment

Did Jew know they are Jewish?

Highlights: Ten famous people you probably didn’t know were Hebrews Comment

Breaking: Kid throws a bacon and lobster-themed bar mitzvah

Highlights: Boy says his only birthday wish is to sample the forbidden fruit. Comment

Unleavened bread unleashed!

Highlights: Five imaginative matzo recipes that will give Passover a punch of pizzazz. 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

March Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: Find out which famous Jew born in March loves the Yankees, knows EXACTLY how I met your mother, and is an Austrian with a British accent. Comments (1)

The (recipe) book of Esthertaschen

Highlights: Super sweet hamantaschen recipes inspired by Purim’s key players. Comment

A Valentine’s and Presidents’ Day-inspired bar mitzvah treat!

Highlights: What sweet treat would past Presidents dip into the bar mitzvah’s biggest dessert spectacular — the chocolate fountain? Would Lincoln get all loony for lollipops? Would Washington prefer whoopee pies? And would Andrew Jackson just dip $20 bills just because his face is on it? Find out! Comment

February Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: Find out which famous Jew born in February ‘loves tapestry,’ is a woman with a man’s middle name, and will definitely be attending Jennifer Aniston’s wedding. Comment

Hope Alice Springs eternal

Highlights: Throw some gefilte fish on the barbie! Comment
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