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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Ideas for Your Best Ever Purim Seudah

Mar 08, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein

Purim is right around the corner, so it’s time to plan your seudah! A big, festive meal (called mishteh in Aramaic and seudah in Hebrew) is one of Purim’s mitzvot, and is a wonderful opportunity to gather your family and friends together for a delicious feast! As with every festive meal, it’s customary to start with bread. A seasonal favorite is Purim challah: add candies, sprinkles, chocolate chips to your […]

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Introducing: The Cast of the Purim Story

Mar 01, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Purim, mask, colorful

Carefully documented in the megilla, the Purim story has a twisted plot and complex characters. Here’s a summary of the main players and what they did: Achashverosh (Ahasuerus)  The king of Persia and its vast empire, which ranged from Ethiopia across to India and held its capital in Shushan. He was dangerous in the sense that he had no true beliefs but was instead an easily-influenced populist who told people […]

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