Category: Holidays

Passover Shopping Guide

sand and water

Each year we gather round the seder table, replete with matzah, seder plate, and the traditional four cups of wine, and tell the tale of how our ancestors became a people, throwing off the shackles of slavery and achieving freedom.  Every year families and friends celebrate Passover, smiling, sharing, and reflecting on our people’s history…. Read more »

Hiddur Mitzvah and Putting Heart into Chanukah


On Chanukah we celebrate the triumph of religious liberty: the freedom to openly, joyfully observe the rituals of our own choosing, free from fear and persecution. In the Hellenic society of the Maccabees’ time, conformity of religion forced out religious diversity, driving Jewish families to learn Torah in secret, pulling out games of dreidel when… Read more »