As we rapidly approach Passover — the most widely observed Jewish holiday of the year — ‘tis the season for matzah and Manischewitz wine.
Every year, on the first (and usually, second)…nights of the holiday, Jews gather to retell the story of our epic redemption from slavery in Egypt. Matzah, also known as the bread of affliction, is mentioned several times in the Torah. Wine, too, is a biblical mainstay — though Manischewitz food company was founded in 1888 and was therefore never mentioned in the… >> Read More
For Jewish women of a certain age, playing mah jongg is as inevitable as eating Chinese food on Christmas, or complaining that you’re hungry on Yom Kippur.
The sounds of thick tiles clinking and…calls of “five crack,” “two bam,” and “six dot” are ubiquitous at sisterhood events and assisted living facilities around my hometown of Boca Raton. For many of us, the memory of these sounds transport us to our childhood, when it was mom’s or bubbe’s turn to host the game — and that meant excellent… >> Read More