I had the honor of running the Seder. Have you ever tried to keep a half-dozen kids -- let alone 20 adults, all with advanced adult A.D.D. brought on by the use of social media -- quiet? It's practically impossible.
If you feel immobilized, stuck, captive or feel you do not control your life, it doesn't have to be that way. You can live both free and freely. It just requires reframing your beliefs to release the shackles that bind you. Since Passover lasts for eight days, here are eight steps to exodus from your bondage using Passover as an acronym.
This chewy, crunchy, sweet, and slightly salty chocolate treat takes only 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes in the fridge.
Too many times, I listened to the evening news to hear someone say that it was "by the grace of God" that their home was still standing or that their loved ones were still alive. I began to wonder: Did God not grace their neighbor, the one who lost their home and their loved ones?
For one week each spring, grocery stores display both a Passover aisle and an Easter aisle, stocked with colorful baskets and a mountain of candy. And at the top of that confectionery Mt. Sinai? The Cadbury Creme Egg.
There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.
What happened to our baby was just bad luck; I know that, and religion had nothing to do with it, but my gut instinct on Passover is to seek answers.
There are three stages in the ongoing process of redemption. The first is Egypt, a place -- physical or psychological -- of constriction and bondage. Freedom from this type of consciousness requires a radical thrust of energy that takes us forth from slavery.
This winter, I developed an odd napping habit. As I described to my doctor, this new habit is different from my lifelong affection for the pleasures of plush pillows, soft blankets and high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets (preferably Italian, if we're sharing pillow talk).
This year I am feeling haunted by one of the lesser-known aspects of Passover; on the morning before the First Seder -- which means this very morning --- first-born sons (or in this generation, first-born children) are supposed to fast from daybreak until the Seder.
It's the annual moment of fame for the egg, star of the spring holidays of Passover/Easter as well as one of the early season offerings in farmers mar...
As you probably know, tonight is the beginning of Passover. You may also know that tonight we have a full moon -- and the full moon will experience a...
If you've ever sat through an entire Seder, you'll know that by the time you finish Dayenu, you are so ready to stuff your face with whatever is nearest to you on the table. So we may dip once, twice, a few times -- who really knows.
With Passover here and Easter just days away, now is the time to plan a treat for your feast - or as a gift for your host or hostess. Whether you're a...
The invitation comes daily, but there are certain times when it is particularly fervid and we are provided especial incentive to accept. One of those times is the upcoming holiday of Passover, the celebration of the nascent Jewish nation's 'going out' from Egypt.
With Passover beginning tonight at sundown, I've been thinking about the intersection of vegan and kosher. Seems like they'd be good friends. Being ve...