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OMG! Passover Is Coming
March 23, 2015 – 12:05 am
OMG! Passover Is Coming

The intensive physical and emotional preparations for Passover come from one seemingly simple commandment…

Did You Know the Mother of Women’s Basketball Was Jewish?
March 19, 2015 – 12:05 am
Did You Know the Mother of Women’s Basketball Was Jewish?

Did you know that the mother of women’s basketball was Jewish? Senda Berenson revolutionized women’s athletics…

Perhaps I Was Wrong
March 18, 2015 – 12:05 am
Perhaps I Was Wrong

The third book of the Torah, Vayikra/Leviticus, focusses on the sacrificial rites that were an integral part of Jewish…

10 Questions to Never Ask a Woman on a First Date
March 17, 2015 – 12:37 pm | 3 Comments
10 Questions to Never Ask a Woman on a First Date

Are you asking one of these potentially offensive questions?

Irish Jews
March 16, 2015 – 10:34 pm
Irish Jews

The exile of the Jewish people has taken them to every corner of the earth, including Ireland…

Surviving and Leading
March 15, 2015 – 11:58 pm
Surviving and Leading

Although born in Hungary in 1904, Rabbi Yehoshua (Joshua) Menachem Ehrenberg was living in Cracow when the Nazis began…

Pass (Over) the Wine: Four Questions for Your Seder Sommelier
March 13, 2015 – 9:00 am
Pass (Over) the Wine: Four Questions for Your Seder Sommelier

“My crush invited me home for Passover and I want to bring a bottle of wine. What is appropriate for the occasion?”

Kiddush Wine
March 12, 2015 – 11:19 pm
Kiddush Wine

Kiddush is the primary component of the commandment to “Remember the Sabbath Day,” which is often understood as the “umbrella” term for…

Zmirot (Songs of Shabbat)
March 12, 2015 – 12:05 am
Zmirot (Songs of Shabbat)

Singing zmirot, songs of Shabbat, on Friday night not only expresses joy for the gift of Shabbat, but also offers…

Answering the Dreaded Question: “Why Are You Still Single?”
March 11, 2015 – 2:36 pm | 8 Comments
Answering the Dreaded Question: “Why Are You Still Single?”

As we sit around the Seder table, discussing the exodus from Egypt and why the “mortar” tastes so darned delicious, our family and friends sometimes use the holiday as an opportunity to talk about our own lack of exodus… from singledom. How does one graciously deflect questions like this?

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