Sources for local challah

Smelling the fresh challah at the JCC in Durham got me thinking today. Where else can one pick up challah? This is a new offering at the Charlotte and Dick Levine JCC. In starting my search I noticed that Chabad in Wilmington also takes orders for challah. What are some other sources across NC that…

The Piyyut (Poem) Akdamut Milin: The Enigma and Perseverance of Tradition

In this article, that originally appeared at http://thetorah.com/akdamut-milin/, Duke Professor Laura Lieber gives a fascinating historical account of the famous and enigmatic piyyut—liturgical poem or hymn—of the Shavuot festival, Akdamut Milin. Listen to the Poem here אקדמות מלין ושריות שותא אולא שקלנא חרמן ורשותא “An introduction of words and a beginning of speech: From the…