Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Festivals In The Omer

Apr 20, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Israeli flag, flag of Israel

Passover is over and we have moved into one of the more serious periods of the Jewish calendar. Named the Omer, it is an official countdown of the 50 days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost), the holiday on which we celebrate receiving the Torah from God on Mount Sinai. The seven weeks of the Omer are some of the busiest in our year. The Omer is packed with significant dates, […]

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A Passover Poem

Apr 05, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Jewish people wondered through the desert for 40 years

It’s very nearly Passover! On Monday night we’ll start Recalling plagues and slavery and Pharoah’s hardened heart For many years ago the Jews were bound as slaves in Egypt They catered to King Pharoah’s whims; built pyramids and huge crypts Their lives were hard and miserable. They lived in fear and pain Until one day the Pharoah’s men saw they’d be free again! The king got mad and told the […]

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How to Cook with… Matzah?

Mar 30, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
olive oil cooking for pesach cooking with matzah

I’ll preface with an apology: I mean no offense to those of you that like matzah. I’m sure there are some people out there who count down to their yearly matzah binge and even relish the idea of chewing through sheet after sheet of crunchy cracker. But… I’m in the second, larger group of people. Passover isn’t even here yet and I’m already sick of matzah. Dry, crispy and fairly bland, […]