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October 30, 2015

Ten Minutes of Torah
Is Halloween Overwhelming Your Family, Too?
By Rabbi Phyllis Sommer
carving a pumpkin

Halloween seems to have become so much bigger than ever before. The holiday is all about months of build-up, decorations and lights, party after party. In an effort to add some Jewish values to the day and not let it overwhelm my family, here’s my recipe for a low-key Halloween. Read more »

See also: Halloween, Hospitality, and Jewish Values

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