Category Archives: Lifestyle

Chametz-Free Meal Ideas for Passover

Looking for Passover meal ideas? The notion of chametz means that anything leavened – a grain-based food that either rises with yeast or other additives or swells with the addition of water – is out, making Pesach menus tricky to put together. In addition, many communities – in particular Ashkenazi ones (Jews of German descent) […]

Perfect Roast Potatoes

roast potato recipe

For most of us, Shabbat is about two things: family and food. For most people, Friday night dinner is a weekly, unchanging ritual, and a thing of untouchable holiness in and of itself. Vegetarian households like my own aside, the tradition is not to meddle with tradition: succulent roast chicken and crispy roasted potatoes take […]

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha

adar, happiness, freedom

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar – the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar. This month is home to one of the most exciting holidays in the Jewish calendar: Purim! Purim is unique in the Jewish calendar because, unlike other festivals which are intended as celebratory or happy or joyful, Purim doesn’t […]