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On Yom Kippur we have the highest readership, as it were, of the entire year.  The regulars are in shul, the mothers and babes are in shul, and of course the “I’ll make one effort per year” Jews are in shul.  So why is this particular message the one that everyone needs...

Let me guess, the family is gathering in a few hours, expecting large quantities of grilled meat?  What else would...

                            We’ve come a very long way...

We’ve come a long way this year.   Parasha Haazinu is penultimate parasha in Deuteronomy.  It is always read in the intervening...

Shavuoth has been my long-standing favorite holiday – how can one not love a holiday where eating cheesecake is a commandment?  ...

Some Subtle Recipes for Tu B’Shvhat Tu B’Shvat is one of those endearingly minor holidays that Israelis celebrate without...

Hanukkah – 5773 It’s that time of year – the kids are home, the Hanukkiyah is lit, and you are frying away more food...

Is there a seasonal commandment to dwell in one’s kitchen?  Seems like it, sometimes… Of course we all know that the actual mitzvah of succot...

It’s a mitzvah to eat (can’t make all those brachot if we don’t, after all).   So why shouldn’t it be a double mitzvah to eat...

5773 A new year and a new blog.  Welcome.  I’m glad you’re here. It’s interesting that the new year does not begin the cycle of Parashat...

Putting it on the table this Shabbat.