Hello dear readers, A popular story about the invention of the sandwich involves an English nobleman titled the Earl of Sandwich, after whom the sandwich is obviously named. In the story, the Earl asked for his meat to be brought between two pieces of bread, such that he could eat with one hand and continue ...

Hello dear readers, So, you’ve decided to go away this Pesach! I would say that’s a wise choice. Don’t get me wrong, I love being at home as much as the next person, but Pesach can be super stressful, so I’m all for going away for Pesach. I guess it’s like spring break, except instead ...

Hello dear readers, I was thinking about the exodus recently, and what the first Pesach was like. The Jews in Egypt sat frightened in their slave houses and ate wearing their traveling clothes so they would be ready to go. They ate matzah because they didn’t have time for their bread to rise, and left ...

Hello dear readers, Pesach is a holiday with many nicknames: Pesach, obviously (for Hashem passing over the Jews’ houses on the night of the tenth plague); Zman Cherutenu (celebrating our freedom following the exodus from Egypt); Chag Ha Aviv (marking the start of the spring and agricultural year). But don’t forget about the central food ...

Hello dear readers, Pesach is the holiday of the spring, and the spring is the time of newness and rebirth. It’s time for new plants and new beginnings. Springtime is the beginning of the Jewish people’s nationhood, and it is one of the four dates listed as a Jewish new year (the firsts of Nissan, ...

Hello dear readers, We read in the Torah that when the Jews left Egypt, they were told to ask the neighboring Egyptians for gold, silver and clothing to take with them when they departed for the Red Sea on their way to freedom. Well, if you’re going away for pesach, say, on a kosher Passover ...