Havurah Volume 05 Number 04

Question Authority
Author: Moishe Rosen

In the ’70s many of us were inspired, instructed and even informed by bumper stickers. Some people used their bumpers to speak out, others to talk back. One Christian group had a bumper sticker that proclaimed, We found it,” to which a group of Jewish people countered with their own bumper sticker declaring, “We never […]

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Christmas Is Still a Jewish Holiday
Author: Ruth Wardell

It was my joy to share Yeshua with Jewish people in New York City as far back as 1946! As a missionary with the American Board of Missions to the Jews, I recall that some of our greatest times of outreach were through holiday services. I’m not talking about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and others […]

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Preserving Mamala’s Memory
Author: Vicki Tasman

Traditions can be a way of preserving the memory of a family loved one. Mamala” is my mother-in-law, who passed away last Erev Rosh Hashanah. She always “did up” the holidays top notch, with much gold and silver glitz. She delighted in making things visually appealing and thought-provoking. And when it came to giving gifts, […]

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When Is a Christmas Ornament a Foreign Object?
Author: Adey Wassink

I am not putting one up. Just leave me alone!” “Honey, it’s a Christmas tree ornament! It’s not going to kill you to put it on the tree!” How could my husband Tom know what it was like growing up Jewish in Skokie, Illinois? Flashback: Each year at Christmastime all the regular television shows would […]

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Products That Didn’t Make it This Holiday Season

Our Purple Pomegranate Productions catalog may seem to have an endless assortment of good and worthwhile products, but even our buyer has to say no to some vendors who want us to carry their products. Here are a few that didn’t make the cut this year. Maybe you can figure out why. Hat Rack Hanukkiah: […]

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