With the days of awe behind us, I think about why some Jews choose to observe only during these few weeks. 

At the beginning of each school year, and around the Jewish holidays, I often find myself thinking about my personal goals.

Revealing the frivolous, fun and meaningful reasons behind wearing costumes.

On Rosh HaShanah the foods we eat are spiced with meaning. 

This one won’t make you cold as ice.

Celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Israel makes me feel proud.  

Don't reject the imperfect Purim treat. 

Even in high school, where the miracle of oil and the drudgery of homework often conflict. 

The Chanukah flames give light to the darkest of the night. 

What's wrong with putting a puppy or iPad mini on your Chanukah giving list?