Shabbat Guide 11/6/20

What a week it’s been! We could all use some time away from our newsfeeds, whether that’s by cooking up a storm, chilling to some music, or simply getting out of the house and going for a walk. All underlined text is hyperlinked to the resource mentioned....
Choose Your Own Judaism for 5781

Choose Your Own Judaism for 5781

I didn’t fast for Yom Kippur this year. I won’t have the opportunity to sit in a sukkah this year. I’m probably not going to attend services this year. And that’s okay. If the past six months dealing with COVID-19 have taught us anything, it’s that no plans are set in...
Umm So What is Shavuot?

Umm So What is Shavuot?

1.  Shavuot is one of the three harvest festivals that Jews celebrate 2. Shavuot is exactly 7 weeks and 1 day which correlates to the 50 days in between our exodus from Egypt to receiving the 10 commandments 3. This is the holiday where the Israelites became the...
Kosher Threshold

Kosher Threshold

Have you ever cringed at the thought of having a large roast ham at the center of your Thanksgiving table? Or realized that your mom would never put cheese on your turkey sandwiches growing up and wondered what that was about? Well I definitely did. And I love pork...
#Noshgiving

#Noshgiving

This post was originally published on #NoshGoals, a side project from our Engagement Associate, Rachel Abramowitz. See the original post here. When you think about it, I really think Thanksgiving is basically a Jewish holiday. All we do is eat, gossip, fight over...
Thou Shalt Feel The Feels

Thou Shalt Feel The Feels

Nathan Kamesar, Tribe 12’s friend and local rabbinical student, offers Jewish wisdom and timely teachings on our blog.    “You shall rejoice before Adonai your God for seven days,” Leviticus says, in reference to Sukkot (23:40). You must be happy. Can this be?...
Grappling with “God as King”

Grappling with “God as King”

Nathan Kamesar, Tribe 12’s friend and local rabbinical student, offers Jewish wisdom and timely teachings on our blog.    If I had to identify one theme that embodies the spirit of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy, it would be: Kingship. “Hamelech yoshev al kiseh ram...
Queen Esther, Certified Badass

Queen Esther, Certified Badass

By Lindsey Ilana Glassberg While men may dominate the narratives of many stories within the Jewish tradition, on Purim, we celebrate of the great Jewish Heroines, Queen Esther. The story begins in the court of King Ahasuerus of Persia, and his queen Vashti. Vashti...