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Searching For Chametz
March 21, 2013 – 3:05 am
Searching For Chametz

On Passover, Jews are commanded to get rid of all “chametz” (leaven) which may be in their possession.

Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim
March 21, 2013 – 3:03 am
Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian?At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to know your ancestry as it is on Passover. What one does or does not eat on Passover (beyond obvious chametz) is strongly dict…

Dipping Plagues
March 20, 2013 – 3:05 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 the 10 plagues are so essential a part of Jewish history that the sag…

A Holiday for Kids
March 20, 2013 – 3:03 am
A Holiday for Kids

Why is this night different from all other nights?Ask the kids! Or better yet, let the kids ask you.It might surprise you to know that Passover, more than any other Jewish holiday, is focused on the children. The retelling of the story of the Exodus fr…

No One Responds To My Emails; Why Do I Bother?
March 19, 2013 – 3:01 pm | One Comment
No One Responds To My Emails; Why Do I Bother?

I’m putting myself out there and messaging men, but not a single one responds when I send a short personal message or a Flirt. Any advice?

Seek The Answers
March 19, 2013 – 3:08 am
Seek The Answers

The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana - What makes it different?) is one of the most famous features of the Passover Seder. In Ashkenazi homes, these four lines are recited by the youngest person present, or, quite often, by all the children at th…

Development of the Haggadah
March 19, 2013 – 3:06 am
Development of the Haggadah

On Passover night we are commanded “v’hee’ga’d’ta” and you shall tell, the story of the Exodus. (Notice the shared root of hee’ga’d’ta and Haggadah.) The Passover Haggadah serves as a step-by-step guidebook for telling the story of …

7 Ways To Recognize Your Beshert
March 18, 2013 – 2:39 pm | One Comment
7 Ways To Recognize Your Beshert

If you believe in soul mates, how might you recognize yours?

Randi and Alan: “Thank you JDate for bringing us together…”
March 18, 2013 – 9:58 am
Randi and Alan: “Thank you JDate for bringing us together…”

On paper, we were not a match. Alan was only looking for a friend/activity partner, while I was looking for more. He was a “red,” and that hadn’t worked for me previously. So I stayed …

Who Knows One?
March 18, 2013 – 3:05 am
Who Knows One?

How does one transmit basic theology in a fun manner to tired seder guests? The answer is–with song.

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