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 ...

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Hello dear readers, As many of you are well aware, I often travel for work. In fact, I just looked at my calendar for the last year and realized that I had booked at least one flight during each month of the year, which is a personal record! Of course, many of those were work ...

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Hello dear readers, Today’s blog forecast will be… about the weather on Sukkot! Sukkot is always on the 15th of Tishrei, but in terms of the secular calendar, it usually falls somewhere between September 15 and October 15 (depending on whether it’s a Jewish leap year, and other factors I suppose). Sukkot is great because ...

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Hello dear readers, What is your favorite time of the year to travel? Some people like a good summer vacation, when all the kids are off from school and the family can travel together. Some prefer a winter trip, around Chanukah time, when they can leave the snow behind and enjoy a warm environment when ...

Hello dear readers, There are many reasons that a child (or anyone, really) would love the holiday of pesach, and the seders in particular. There’s the chance to see family and friends, or to go on a kosher Passover vacation, or the chance to go on a low-carb (or high-matzah) diet. Another reason that my ...

Hello dear readers, Pesach is a great holiday to spend with family, but it’s also super important to add other people to your seders too. Of course, it’s a good thing to invite friends, guests, visitors and people from the community, but it can be just as important to invite people in need. Indeed, at ...

Hello dear readers, I’ve been writing about my favorite part of the seder; that relaxed, low-key part of the seder where we’re three cups of wine in and we’re staring down the fourth, where the reading is long, but the finishing songs are show-stoppers. That’s right, we’re talking about hallel and nirtzah, also known as ...