Hello dear readers, Tonight, I was helping my son, Reuven, with his tanach homework. Teaching my one son got me thinking about teaching the four sons of the pesach hagaddah, and how we describe in the maggid section that we are supposed to teach each son separately, according to his need and abilities. Of course, ...

Hello dear readers, Some of you may be staying home for pesach this year. And you know what? Staycations can be fun, too! Sleeping in your own bed, going to your own shul, not having to worry about changing your electrical plugs (if you’re going overseas that is). But if you are going away for ...

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 ...

Hello dear readers, Planning food for pesach can be a lot of effort. One tricky and underrated part of the food planning, though, is the meals right before pesach starts. I can’t be the only one who’s had the experience of koshering my entire kitchen in the days leading up to the seders, only for ...

Hello dear readers, Right now I’m working on a few new Passover dessert recipes, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a little something about the seders’ real dessert: the afikoman! Of course, at my seders I always serve fresh fruit and a pesach “cake” after the meal is over, but the absolute last ...

Hello dear readers, I know as much as anyone about the hundreds of details that go into planning and hosting a seder. There’s the menu of course, but also the cleaning, and making the preparations for yom tov (like setting the Shabbat timers on the all the lights), and of course making sure all the ...

Hello dear readers, I’m sure that many of you parents out there have a son or daughter with a messy room, and in our family, that’s Ronit. Clothes in piles, shoes scattered all over the place, wrappers and empty bags and receipts and old magazines from five years ago. We tell her, Ronit Go-neat, but ...