Hello dear readers, So you’ve decided to book a kosher pesach vacation. Congratulations! Much like the ancient Israelites, you’ve made the wise and courageous decision to leave home and take your family to leave the mundane world behind! (At least for a week or two). Whether it’s to Florida, Arizona, Italy or somewhere else (thanks ...

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Hello dear readers, Our grand sukkot vacation is rapidly approaching, and I’m so excited! We haven’t been to Europe in years, so I’m making sure to do all of my research well in advance! Our sukkot hotel is located in Tuscany, so I’m looking at travel arrangements for all the classic places in Italy: Rome, ...

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Hello dear readers, The other day I was talking with my neighbor Joel G., and I mentioned that we had just reserved a sukkot hotel vacation in Italy. Joel then started talking about the right way to build a sukkah, both because he’s learning masechet sukkah with his son and also because he’s an architect. ...

Hello dear readers, Our trip to our sukkot hotel in Italy is still months away, but one family member is already excited about visiting (and performing) in a new country. That little performer is, of course, little Reuven, age 10, and the performance is juggling at “simchat beit hashoeva” or “rejoicing in the house of ...

Hello dear readers, I want to start this blog post by taking you back in time, back to a simpler time. Before smartphones, before the internet, before Y2K and AOL and all that stuff. Back when I was a kid, before we w ent on kosher Passover vacations, pesach seders were a much more intimate ...

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Hello dear readers, I’ve been feeling a wave of artistic inspiration recently, and I thought I’d channel that wave into some pesach-related poetry! (I tried channeling that wave into a watercolor painting of a sunset, but it just looks like a watery blur…) I also asked some family and friends for their own pesach poems, ...

Hello dear readers, I’m so excited for our upcoming pesach vacation (thanks Leisure Time Tours), I’ve already started my list of things to pack! We’re obviously looking forward to the sunshine and the warm Florida spring, especially here in New York when it’s still February. Brr! The ordinary packing list is pretty straightforward – socks, ...

Hello dear readers, I was looking at some photos from last pesach, and I was reminded of a fun family event from last year. We had wanted to make a new family tradition by having this event every year, but since we’re going to a Passover hotel in Florida this year, we might do it ...