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Kitniyot and Gebrachts
Kitniyot and Gebrachts

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian? At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to…

The Great Shabbat
The Great Shabbat

The Shabbat immediately preceding Passover is known as Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat. It is best known for being …

One Goat…and a Host of Other Things
One Goat…and a Host of Other Things

Most American children know the play song There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It was written around 1950 by Rose Bonne and Alan Mills — Mills was a well-known Jewish-Canadian folksinger, writer, and actor…

Time for Freedom?
Time for Freedom?

The sages refer to the holiday of Passover as Zman Chay’roo’tay’noo, the time of…

The Passover Story in Brief
The Passover Story in Brief

On Passover, we commemorate the exodus from Egyptian slavery. The following is a brief summary…

OMG! Passover Is Coming
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?
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
Perhaps I Was Wrong

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

Irish Jews
Irish Jews

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

Surviving and Leading
Surviving and Leading

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

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