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Hello dear readers, If you’ve read this blog before, you’ll know that I love to travel. Sometimes I will travel for work, and sometimes just for fun, but either way I’ve always found it important to have a small travel suitcase ready to go. Inside I have the essentials packed: clothes for three days, three ...

Hello dear readers, One of the key aspects of the seder is educating the next generation about the story of the exodus. Apart from the story itself (and the midrash that accompanies it), the idea is to engage the children (and everyone, really) using a variety of things: we sing fun songs (dayenu, echad mi ...

Hello dear readers, With pesach just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to go over an important part of the pre-pesach cleaning process: the selling of the chametz. It may not be as labor-intensive as scouring the oven or scrubbing the floors, but it’s still essential to cleaning your house ...

Hello dear readers, As you all know, pesach is coming up. I always find that right after Purim ends, the stress starts to creep on you. On the logistical scale, it’s travel plans and coordinating with family and figuring out who we’re inviting for seders (or who’s inviting us). Inside the house, it’s the cleaning, ...

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 ...