Human connections can help people through difficult times.
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Academics and religious leaders address the role of faith and community in managing mental health issues in young people and society as a whole.
A Jewish woman lights a candle for the festival of Hanukkah at the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem.
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which in 2022 begins on the evening of Dec. 18, focuses on the story of the male Maccabees. But women are also heroes in histories from that era, including Judith and Hannah.
Preparation for the Seder: A 14th century miniature showing the master of the house distributing the matzot (unleavened bread) and sweetmeat during passover. From Haggadah for Passover (the ‘Sister Haggadah’).
People have always searched for meaning in their misfortunes. It can be comforting to believe that things happen for a reason and something can be learned in chaotic situations.