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Searching for Chametz
April 10, 2014 – 12:04 am
Searching for Chametz

On Passover, Jews are commanded to get rid of all “chametz” (leaven) which may be in their possession. Weeks are spent cleaning and scrubbing. To confirm the effectiveness of these efforts, a special search for chametz…

How Pharoah Enslaved the Israelites
April 9, 2014 – 12:08 am
How Pharoah Enslaved the Israelites

One would think that transforming a nation into slaves would take generations or result in rebellion…

Why Laban is in the Haggadah
April 9, 2014 – 12:04 am
Why Laban is in the Haggadah

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Passover, let’s review the important narrative featured in the Haggadah…

Learning to Un-love “The Unavailable Man”
April 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | One Comment
Learning to Un-love “The Unavailable Man”

I pursued him most of my life. Advice columns are dedicated to him. My therapy practice sees many clients attempting to loosen themselves from his grip. He is ever-elusive and ever-intriguing…

Drama At The Seder
April 8, 2014 – 12:08 am
Drama At The Seder

While the basic text of the Haggadah and format of the Seder is the same around the world, each community has its own unique customs. One such custom that is pervasive throughout the Sephardi communities is…

Time of Freedom?
April 8, 2014 – 12:04 am
Time of Freedom?

The sages refer to the holiday of Passover as zman chay’roo’tay’noo, the time of our freedom. This may seem obvious, since Passover celebrates the redemption of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. But did you know that…

Jodi and Scott: “…you may just end up meeting your best friend on JDate.”
April 7, 2014 – 9:33 am
Jodi and Scott: “…you may just end up meeting your best friend on JDate.”

All I can say to those still looking for “The One” is don’t give up! Do not judge somebody before you actually start to talk to them, because you will not get anywhere! Give everyone a chance and you may just end up meeting your best friend on JDate, as well as some pretty terrific friends on your journey to love!

The Passover Story In Brief
April 7, 2014 – 12:08 am
The Passover Story In Brief

On Passover, we commemorate the exodus from Egyptian slavery. The following is a brief summary:Jacob’s family came to Egypt to escape a famine in Canaan. Joseph, Jacob’s son and the Viceroy to Pharaoh, settled his family in the land of Goshen, apart fr…

Cut Off
April 7, 2014 – 12:04 am
Cut Off

“…Be as scrupulous in performing a ‘minor’ mitzvah as a ‘major’ one, for you do not know the reward given for the respective mitzvot. Calculate the…reward of a sin against its cost” (Ethics of the Fathers 2:1). While we do not know the full reward …

Dipping Plagues
April 6, 2014 – 12:09 am
Dipping Plagues

On the night of the Seder, and whenever one recounts the story of the Exodus, the recitation of the 10 plagues presents a particularly dramatic moment. It is interesting to note that…

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