The Champagne barbecue differs little from the classic. The difference is in the bubbles. A sparkling introduction in the form of Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco—in place of Bud or Stella –and followed by a slightly more sophisticated menu explicitly paired with wine.
It sounds like a classic melodrama: A harlot endangers her life to protect two desperate spies, and, when the city falls, she ends up marrying the conquering leader.
You don’t have to defend yourself or keep yourself up at night worrying about pleasing people against what’s best for you on your wedding day. Hopefully, your adult guests will understand and respect your wishes. Some guests may indicate that either the kids come, too, or the whole family doesn’t come at all. Well, that’s unfortunate, but everyone has their priorities. So, this would be one of those cases you agree to disagree and continue to enjoy your bridal experience.
This Passover, Jews around the world will recite: “In every generation, our enemies rise up to destroy us.” Passover, Purim, Chanukah, the Inquisition, the Holocaust…we are well aware of the major attempts by our enemies throughout history to try to destroy us.
Place: In the Wilderness
Who: The Children of Israel
When: Almost a year after leaving Egypt
The intensive physical and emotional preparations for Passover come from one seemingly simple commandment: “Seven days you will eat only matzah, but on the first day you shall have put away chametz from your houses…” (Exodus 12:15). Therefore, by the beginning of the holiday of Passover, no chametz whatsoever may be in one’s possession.
Is it ridiculous? Of course. It is maddening and counterproductive in a dating platform whose sole purpose is to help people find their love match? Absolutely. But how else can you explain the fact that for every 10 men I wrote online, I was lucky if one wrote me back too? (And I, like you, had no shortage of compliments and kudos by people who knew me.) Unfortunately, I imagine this kind of old-fashioned thinking is even more prevalent among men in your age group than it was in mine.
“Jewish Treats”….Ok, not so funny, but, when you get to the bottom of it, April Fools Day (or All Fools Day) is hardly a Jewish holiday.
Now, I can hear my brave and bold sisters asking “Why didn’t you ask him out, we don’t have to wait…” This deserves its own column but, truth be told, I did ask to see him. Twice. That’s my limit, girlfriends. Both times, he had 100% valid reasons that he couldn’t make the date; and both times, he did not come back with an alternate proposal.
This Shabbat is Shabbat Parashat HaChodesh, the Sabbath of “The Month.”