Everything You Need to Know About: 10th Tevet

In the Jewish calendar, today is 10th Tevet (Asarah B’Tevet), one of the six fasts in the Jewish year. Similar to 9th Av (Tish B’Av) and the 17th Tammuz (Shiva Asar B’Tammuz), it commemorates the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temple. The 10th of Tevet marks the beginning of the Babylonian […]

Winter Warmers: Matzah Ball Soup

January has arrived, bringing crisp air and bare trees and unrelenting, bone-chilling cold. Every time I leave the house, the call of centuries of (overly) concerned Jewish mothers reverberates through my head: Take your coat! January’s icy chill invariably strikes even the strongest of us down with coughs, colds and the dreaded flu. When germs […]

Hanukkah Sameach!

The gifts have been bought and the latkes are fried, It’s warm in the house and it’s freezing outside. The family arrives as day turns to night Ready to welcome the Festival of Light You gather together and strike up a match – Hold out the flame until all eight lights catch. You chant out […]