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 ...

Hello dear readers, Pesach is the holiday of the spring, so it’s a good time to turn over a new leaf, so to speak. Before pesach, that means spring cleaning, both cleaning the house of chametz but also cleaning the house in general. Here are some tips for cleaning the house before pesach arrives: 1. ...

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 ...