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Author: Nicole Wiesen

The Ultimate 2017 Summer Guide for Atlanta

With 400+ camps to choose from, our extensive Georgia summer day camp guide will point you in the right direction to find the best fit for your child. Atlanta parents have turned to us for over 30 years for our picks for summer day camp fun. Our guide is organized by interest and within each category we provide descriptions and information on how to get started. There is a focus for every child—computers, cooking, sports, art, nature, special needs and more! When you and your child decide on a summer day camp from our list, it is an opportunity...

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Pilgrimage Festivals… What are they according to Jewish Holidays

Three major holidays mentioned in the Torah: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. BY RABBI DANIEL KOHN  A major category of Jewish holidays is the pilgrimage festivals. Described in the Hebrew Bible as celebrating both agricultural festivals and historical events in the history of the Jewish people, these three holidays were set aside in biblical times for people to travel to the ancient Temple in Jerusalem to. These three holidays are Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. According to the Torah, God commanded the Israelites: “Three times a year shall all your men appear before the Lord your God in the place that...

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Camp Be’chol Lashon

Camp Be’chol Lashon is a new multicultural Jewish overnight camp in the San Francisco Bay Area for campers from all over the United States, ages 8-18, with special leadership opportunities for ages 15-18. It teaches about global Jewish diversity, builds community leaders, and inspires a love of Judaism.   What are the dates? There are three week-long sessions: Session 1: July 23th – July 30th; Session 2: July 30 – August 6th; Session 3: August 6th – August 13th. You have the option of attending any or all of the sessions.   What if my child wants to go...

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Parsha Toldot: Why More is More

Call me crazy, but my mind continually connects a disparity of topics under an umbrella of personal inspiration. Case in point: Pre-fall ’17 and Torah Portion. This week, the common thread is a motivated push to achieve fullest potential; the recognition that greatness lies not in where you are, but rather in how far you have come and where you are going. This mindset is reflected by a sartorial scene that is currently commanded by an individualistic vision of more-is-more: more layers, more prints, more color, more spirit! The impending year is permeated with neoteric botanicals and box-checks, magical appliqués...

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THE POST-SHAVUOS DETOX

After a weekend full of indulging in cheesecake and late-night snacking, everyone is trying to find a way to swing back to normal. Here are some of my tried and true methods for restoring balance: Amaranth. Amaranth is a high-protein, gluten-free grain indigenous to Mexico. Rich in dietary fibers and essential amino acids, amaranth can lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, boost the immune system, increase energy, and strengthen bones. This amaranth porridge is a powerful way to kickstart the day. Kombucha. A happy pairing of bacteria and yeast, a good swig of kombucha can bring your digestive system...

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