Category Archives: Judaism

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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Your 8 Step Guide to Preparing for Passover

Mar 22, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
lego man cleaning for Passover

Purim is over which means one thing: Passover is well and truly on its way. The holiday’s strict rules and intense rituals demand more preparation than other festivals so by our count, it’s time to start getting ready! Passover has eight days, so here is our comprehensive, foolproof eight-step guide to planning – and pulling off – the perfect Passover. 1) Cleaning for Passover may seem daunting, but it doesn’t […]

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Purim: An Overview

Feb 16, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein

The next holiday in the Jewish calendar is Purim. It has everything: a gripping story, fabulous costumes, delicious food and engaging, exciting customs and commands. Here’s everything you need to know about Purim: There are four official Purim mitzvot – commandments. They are: 1) Megilla The megilla is a special scroll on which the Purim story is written. We listen to the story, which is sung to its own special […]

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