Category Archives: Holidays

Shana Tovah: Happy New Year

It’s getting pretty crazy around here – I don’t know how it happens, but every year, the date of the New Year sneaks up on me.  Same date, every year – Tishrei 1 – but it still sneaks up. Whoa. … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: Approaching a new beginning

That which is unknown, will be known. One might think that this is a statement all about the High Holidays that are coming up in a couple of weeks (!).  And that would be true, but it also encapsulates a … Continue reading

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Kedoshim and Passover: Stranger and Strangee

It all stems from this week, you know.  The whole “how to treat other people” thing comes straight from this week of Passover.  We were slaves.  We were redeemed from slavery.  We have to remember what that was like, to … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot: Passover and Leviticus

Well this is odd.  This week’s parasha, Acharei Mot, is all about….Yom Kippur?  It’s spring.  We’re getting ready for Passover. Yom Kippur? Yes – we read this week about Aaron and the priests making expiation for the transgressions of the … Continue reading

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Tzav: Recipes

I have some recipe cards from my grandmother that I cherish.  Grandma wasn’t all that great a cook, although she did make some pretty mean matzah balls and brisket, and we all love her Passover muffins.   Her salmon patties…..not so … Continue reading

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Chanukah 2013 Eighth Night

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Chanukah 2013 Seventh Night

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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