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Best of 5776

Come December, you’ll likely get inundated with “Best of 2015” lists; but how often do get a “Best of 5776” list (our Hebrew year)? We’re betting not often. So, this summer, we thought it would be fun to offer just that, with our most popular articles from each of the last five issues – a summer grab bag on a wide and intriguing range of topics. You’ll find everything from Jewish artists and tattoos to divorce and more uplifting rituals. The name “614” comes from the idea that, even though there are 613 commandments (or good deeds) for leading a Jewish life, there’s always room for one more. Our suggestion for No. 614 this month: Don’t wait until Rosh Hashanah to take stock of where you’ve been and what you’ve accomplished.

Michelle Cove, Editor
mcove@brandeis.edu