Your PunkTorah Guide To Passover

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  Passover is almost here, and that means house cleaning, grocery shopping, and of course, binge eating chametz! Here at PunkTorah, we have a few resources to make the transition from everyday life to Passover 5774 even easier. Have A Good Laugh Jews love a good joke, and a good story. Mother Morpher has a […]

PunkTorah’s Virtual Mishloach Manot

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Every Purim we give mishloach manot, little goodie bags filled with cookies, candies, airplane bottles of booze…you know, whatever you are into. Unfortunately, an online community doesn’t have virtual mishloach manot. And while 3D printers can do amazing things, we haven’t managed to find one that can bake the perfect poppyseed hamentaschen from digital schematics. […]

Tu B’Shevat Happy New Year Trees

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Tu B’shevat is very much a minor holiday to us today, perhaps it’s because most of us no longer work the land to provide for our families and communities. Perhaps it’s because few people care for the Earth as deeply as we once did. Whatever the reason is this is no longer a holiday celebrated […]

Planting, Seders and Psalms: Practices for Shevat

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Editors Note: we will be having a Tu B’Shevat themed Shabbat service on Friday, Jauary 17th at 2PM EST at OneShul.org When most people think of Shevat, they think of Tu b’Shevat, the “new year” of the trees.  Tu b’Shevat is one of the four new years in the Jewish religion.  What began thousands of […]

Hanukkah: Festival of Lights

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So I’m sitting here listening to Matisyahu rock it on the Miracle remix EP and thinking about Hanukkah.  I’ve been having this nearly heretical thought lately.  I know, not shocking for me — but go with it. Hanukkah is the festival of lights – right? The solstice aspect and the reviving of the light is […]