My cousin is getting married on Yom Kippur. And her dress rehearsal is on Kol Nidre. Yes, you read that right. So, what’s a good relative to do?
Apparently when she and her non-Jewish fiancé…scheduled their most special event, they had no idea the date coincided with the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. By the time they realized the conflict, it was too late. They weren’t able to change the date of their wedding at the fancy country club where it was booked. On a scale of religiousness,… >> Read More
Passover is almost here--which is scary, because it seems there's a whole lot of preparation to do in the meantime. The thing that is hardest for many parents is figuring out a way to make seder fun…for your kids (bored kids are not easy to deal with). Jordana Horn, one of our contributing editors, gave us some amazing tips in a Facebook Live video on our page. Here's some of my favorite tips she gave us (and she's funny while doing so. I mean come on, she's wearing a Pharaoh hat): 1.… >> Read More
My grandmother was a super shopper even before the advent of supermarkets and coupons. In those days, each food group had its own store, so that every neighborhood had a butcher shop, fish market,…dairy, deli and grocery. Shopping with Grandma was an all-day experience. Time stood still as she filled her cart with the biggest, the fattest, the freshest, the juiciest of foods. Her culinary talents were legendary and the local shopkeepers greeted her by name and brought out their finest products for her inspection. Grandma, trained as… >> Read More
In such a tumultuous political time, it's a gift to be reminded of kindness and social justice in our community. This is why I love the fact that the American Jewish World Service recently made…this video about how the popular Passover song “Dayenu” can be used to promote equality. In the video, different people from the Jewish community talked about the changes they want to see--such as having equal rights for the LGBTQ community, women, and people of color. Here's some of my favorite responses from the video as to what… >> Read More
Yes, that's right. There's a Passover song about the Four Questions that is inspired by "Hamilton." Who doesn't want to check out a "Hamilton Haggadah?" This song, the first released from the album,…is definitely something the whole family can enjoy, provided you love Broadway--and a great supplement to your seder dinner. Even Bubbe will approve. Check it out below: >> Read More