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Celebrate Sukkot, and Fall, With Lively Vegetable Dishes

In early October, Jewish families gather under verdant, vine-dappled, temporary wooden structures (<i>sukkahs</i>) to welcome fall’s cool breath. In its shade, they dine, drink, share stories, and rejoice in the bounty of another fall harvest.<p>While the concept of harvest, as we knew it in Biblical times, …

Judaism

When Does Sukkot 2017 Start and End? Dates and Facts About the Jewish Holiday

If it seems like this time of year is just one long string of Jewish holidays, that’s because it is. It doesn’t end after the High Holidays—Rosh …

How to Read Ecclesiastes, the Book We Read on Sukkot and an Inspiration for Many Classic Novels

<i>Evil under the Sun. A Time to Kill. The Golden Bowl. The House of Mirth. Earth Abides. The Sun Also Rises. All the Rivers Run to the Sea. The</i> …

The Magic of Sukkot

As a child, I always wanted a sukkah. My family lived in a small, rent-controlled apartment in West Hollywood. The space had its drawbacks for our …

120,000 Israelis visited national parks during the first day of Sukkot

The Israeli Nature and Parks Authority operated shuttles in Ein Ziv in the Galilee; overnight parking lots expected to be full to the max.<p>><br>• ><p>Akhziv …

Protest Primer

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another …

Beloved 'Sesame Street' characters teach children how to deal with trauma

A new initiative from Sesame Street in Communities aims to help children learn how to cope with traumatic experiences and everyday stress.

I Resonate—and Disagree—with This Gay Christian

<b>Article by: Rachel Gilson</b>I eagerly read Gregory Coles’s <i>Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity</i> as soon as I received …

Here's How Giving Birth Changed This Mom's View Of Her Body For The Better

There’s a damaging myth going around about postpartum bodies. We’ve seen this myth plastered across celebrity moms' social media feeds and in …

Women Need More Emotional Support Along Their Motherhood Journey, According to a New Study

If becoming a mom sent your self-esteem packing, you're not alone. Researchers have found that moms have a tough road during those first few years of parenthood.<p>Becoming a mother screws with a woman's confidence—and not in a good way. In a new study, researchers found that a mom's self-esteem …

The Powerful Moment When Men Turn Into Fathers Will Take Your Breath Away

The instant a child is born, not only is life brought into this world, but all of the lives surrounding the little one are instantly changed. Nothing …

Survivor testimony points to widespread use of sexual slavery and violence by warring factions, with women affected unable to access healthcare or support<p>Rape and sexual slavery have been used as weapons of war across Central Africa Republic, with armed groups carrying out brutal attacks with …

Africa

Girls eight times more likely than boys to call Childline for body image issues

Girls are eight times more likely than boys to receive help from Childline for worries about their weight, problems with acne and how they look.<p>The …

Mental Health

Breast Cancer Survivor Pays Bills of Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment: No One Should Be in My Position

Molly MacDonald was between jobs when she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2005. Unable to work to pay the mortgage and other bills …