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  • Are You Giving and Giving to Your Home?

    By Revital Belz

    November 17, 2016 | 4:57 am

    Raise your hand if you love your mother-in-law! And if you don’t love her… you can scream!

    Nah, seriously, my mother-in-law was my guest for the past three months. She is now on the interminable plane ride that will fly her across the ocean to her home 7000 miles away from mine!

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  • Our Tu B’Shvat Seder!

    By Revital Belz

    January 24, 2016 | 2:06 am

    Are you like me? Do you constantly think up wacky ways to give over important Jewish values to your children, while staying sane in the process?

    So I decided to make a Tu B’Shvat Seder this year.

    You’ve probably all been to Passover Seders, but a Tu B’Shvat seder... What’s...

  • Getting gelt was good as gold

    December 12, 2014 | 11:19 am

    What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish continuity?
     
    At a time, when we get so wrapped up in gift giving, I propose that it’s a single dollar of gelt (Yiddish for money) that has the power to keep...
  • Where’s My Brisket???

    By Revital Belz

    June 3, 2014 | 2:49 am

    So...On Rosh Hashana: broiled chicken. Succot: meat borsht and roast beef. Pesach: Grandma’s tongue and brisket. Shavuot: CHEESECAKE???

    In my house growing up, my mom would only make meat and chicken once a week on Shabbat, and besides for the cold leftovers we’d have Sunday...

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  • No Wrong Way to End Yom Kippur Fast

    By Linda Morel

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I grew up in a family that never seemed to do anything right. Our approach to Yom Kippur, for example, was mixed: My father and I observed it; my mother and brother did not. Returning from synagogue at the end of the day, Dad and I were starving, so we grabbed a couple of slices of...

  • Not Your Grandma’s Honey Cake

    By Linda Morel

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It wouldn't be the second night of Rosh Hashanah if our friends didn't come for dinner, contributing a cornucopia of dishes, especially divine desserts. There are enough pastries covering the buffet to keep judges at the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest busy for a week.

    I always bake a...

  • The Next Generation Adds Its Own Touch to Seder

    By Julie G Fax

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When newer, color versions supplanted the 1923 Union Haggadah Revised, Tamar Soloff's brother and father hoarded enough copies of the original to ensure that their extended families would have a supply of their own.

    "That was the haggadah from my childhood," Soloff said. After...

  • The Sedermakers

    By Julie G Fax

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's not that Jeanne Weiner wanted Aunt Leonie's Indian Tree dishes for herself. She hadn't used the hand-painted china in five years -- since just before her husband died -- and last Passover she was on the verge of giving the entire service for 31 to her daughter Joelle Keene, who...

  • Seder at Bubbie’s

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mah Nishtanah Ha Lila HaZeh Mikol HaLeilot?

    Why is this night different from all other nights?

    On all other nights I'm required to act like a 25-year-old adult, but on this first night -- being the youngest person at my seder table -- I get to be a kid.

    For the last seven years,...

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