Unanswered Pesach Questions We All Ask, But Not Out Loud

  What day of the week does Pesach start, again? What’s wrong with the vacuum cleaner? Can I fund my entire Pesach with all the change I find cleaning...

Fleishigs’ Pesach 2020 Game Plan

  Welcome to your 2020 Pesach game plan with the new Fleishigs Pesach issue and talented guest editor Naomi Nachman! Whether it’s your first year at home or you’re back for...

OU Kosher Offers Passover Toolkit Online

  Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has launched a free online Passover toolkit with videos, tips, and articles for people making Passover for the first...

Bagel Store: Pesach at Risk

By Larry Gordon It is three weeks away, and Pesach as many once knew it might be at risk. This year seemed to be featuring a greater and more diverse...

Purim: Ecological Wine and Kilei HaKerem, Part I

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Purim is fast approaching, with wine featuring prominently. A salient theme in the Megillah is banquets and wine-drinking. There is also a mitzvah to...

Halachic Musings: Sefer for a Sublime Purim

For those who have not experienced it, the Yarei’ach L’Moadim sefarim on each of the yomim tovim feature the Torah insights of one of the leading gedolim of our...

Zvi Gluck: True Simchas Purim

By Zvi Gluck We are all familiar with the phrase “Mishenichnas Adar, marbim b’simcha.” The last of the twelve months on the calendar, Adar is known to be an auspicious time...

The Way It Is: Open Season on Spreading Simcha

By Hannah Berman Most people have heard of bear hunting season, deer hunting season, duck hunting season, as well as several other hunting seasons. Dates for hunting seasons differ from...

How to Get Fresh in the Produce Store

By Mordechai Schmutter In honor of Tu B’Shevat, we should really talk about eating some fruits and vegetables, because come Purim, we’re going to switch over to junk food for...

Grandma’s Hanukkah Gift Saved By Twitter

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — It had all the elements of a Jewish holiday miracle: A doting grandmother, a grateful grandson and Asian food. Josh Israel says he had been dining with...
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Chaim Bruk: A Letter to My Youngest

Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

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(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

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