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 ...

Hello dear readers, Pesach is the festival of freedom, zman cherutenu. Sometimes, though, Pesach can feel anything but freeing. Sometimes I feel like I’m stuck in my kitchen, preparing meals to feed a small army of family, houseguests, visitors, friends, friends-of-friends, friends-of-friends-of-friends, acquaintances, and the hungry guy off the street who’s in the mood for ...

Hello dear readers, Yesterday I was looking at a beautiful watercolor painting of a desert that my daughter Ronit made in art class. (Also, is it weird to make a watercolor of a waterless desert?) For some reason it got me thinking about the connection between the desert and the holiday of Pesach. I know ...

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Hello dear readers, At around this date last year, I wrote about the origins of the Hillel sandwich, as an introduction to sharing five family recipes for charoset. No new recipes in this post (make sure to check back in a week or two!), so I wanted to write a little bit about THE BEST ...

Leisure Time Tours is excited to announce that Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau will be the Scholar in Residence for this year’s Passover vacation at the California Park Hotel in Forte dei Marmi. Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to spend Passover with Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau now has the opportunity to ...