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Passover: Miracles and Things

Published on April 3rd, 2023 | by Natan Diacon-Furtado

What is the connection between cleaning our things and miracles? As I write this blog I look over my desk with its piles of papers and folders, books and pens, a couple of cans of tile... Read More

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Purim and Gift

Published on March 6th, 2023 | by Natan Diacon-Furtado

Purim is about the miracles that can happen in our daily lives In the Purim story Esther, Mordecai and the Jews of Persia face imminent destruction. But are saved in the end, not by God coming... Read More

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Hanukkah is Not a Minor Holiday

Published on December 12th, 2022 | by Natan Diacon-Furtado

I always hear people say that Hanukkah is really a minor holiday.  It’s just inflated because it’s close to Christmas, and so forth. I understand, but it pains me because Hanukkah is as deep and meaningful... Read More

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Halloween and the High Holidays?

Published on October 26th, 2022 | by Natan Diacon-Furtado

We are now approaching Halloween, and I’m reflecting on the connection between this fun, but pretty trivialized and commercialized secular American holiday and the Jewish High Holidays that we just finished celebrating.   This year the High... Read More

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A Message from Rabbi Sid

Published on September 23rd, 2022 | by Jacob Sapon

We’re honored to share this message from Rabbi Sid Schwarz, originally published in Kenissa Connections. — So many individuals in our Kenissa Network are making important contributions to North American Jewish life. Many of those contributions often manifest... Read More

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