The Hebrew name for the holiday of Passover is Pesach. The Paschal Sacrifice with which the holiday is associated is likewise known as the Korban Pesach (Pesach Sacrifice). What does the word Pesach actually mean? Rashi (to Exodus 12:11; 12:13; and Isaiah 31:5) explains that the word pesach is an expression of dilug and kefitzah. Read more
Archives for March 2018
So with no further ado, here comes NYS’s (in)famous ‘kabbalistic’* theory of cooking. The way I see it, cooking is all about the interplay of four elements that parallel the four primal mystic elements of creation. These are: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Creating a successful dish depends on nothing more than achieving a balance-point, Read more
Frieda’s roof, with the hundred cinder blocks piled on top, wobbled in the wind. This scared her.
Joyce looked up. “Why won’t you let me come on holidays?”
If the evidence for vaccine safety and effectiveness is so overwhelming and incontrovertible, then why are so many of the rabbinical and medical ‘experts’ on vaccines in the orthodox Jewish community trying to close down the debate before it even begins?
Can I check my emotions or am I a slave?
Book Review: Small Choices, Big Changes by Sarah Pachter (Targum Publishers 2017), 255 pp. Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon In Small Choices, Big Changes, Sarah Pachter explores fundamental facets of Jewish life with clarity and wit. From the seemingly mundane to the more elevated parts of life, Pachter draws rich lessons that the reader can easily integrate into Read more
I’m so glad to be alive.
Nati eyed Joe with a puzzled face. “Get back?”
Eli feels he’s choking; it’s too much; it’s not him.