Category Archives: jewish holiday
Our friend Michael making the “famous” horseradish for Passover seder!
So do I clean out the freezer this Passover? Hmmm… I admit it, I try my hardest to clean out the hametz from the house for Passover, but usually I end up moving it to the garage. It seems that … Continue reading
Today, a charm-bracelet is a standard piece of jewelry for women everywhere. The “charms” may be pretty tame stuff—a tiny golden poodle, a stiletto shoe, maybe a cute mini-cupcake. But the origin of the charm-bracelet, and the wearing of charms, … Continue reading
Growing up in Denver, my Aunt Blanche started a family tradition of baking pireshkes for Purim. Even when we moved to California, those pireshkes came every year, packed carefully and shipped to us in a shoe box. We’ve carried on … Continue reading
We think that it’s no coincidence that Purim falls in March, which is National Women’s Month. Purim always calls for the reading of the Book of Esther, the woman who embodies Jewish resistance to annihilation. That’s what we call girl-power, … Continue reading
Do you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day even though you aren’t Irish? We did, actually still do. It always was fun in this Jewish household growing up having a “green day.” We would start the day out with green … Continue reading
At first glance, the Jewish calendar seems to be strewn with solemn sacred occasions. Many holidays do command reverence in its most solemn forms, such as atonement. Then there’s Purim. Traditions vary, depending upon where in the Jewish world you … Continue reading