Shlissel Challah
15 April 2020
This week women around the world are uniting together in baking challah and performing the  meaningful mitzvah of hafrashat challah - one of the 3 mitzvot specifically given to women. As we add each of the ingredients and kneed the dough which will become our challah for Shabbat, we take this special opportunity to pray to Hashem for all of the blessings we desire for our families, our h...
Mimona - A Celebration of Faith
5 April 2020
Growing up in a Moroccan home, I have fond memories of going from house to house on Mimona night celebrating with family and friends. Its an upbeat evening filled with happiness celebrating the end of Pesach, the return of eating chametz and recognizing all the blessings and abundance in life. Over the years, my kids have come to look forward to the fun filled post Pesach celebration. This ...
Decorate your Pesach Seder Table
9 March 2017
This article originally appeared in "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" Tu B'Shvat is behind us and now Purim is also in the rearview mirror.  Just over the horizon, Pesach is peeking through - and it will be here before we know it.  Now's the time to start planning for the Pesach Seder. The Seder is the kickoff to the weeklong  holiday of Pesach.  It's...
Get Organized with Pre Pesach Preparations
2 March 2017
As the Pesach holyday approaches, the panic and stress starts to build.  The cleaning, the shopping, the menus, the cooking and of course the baking. And let's not forget the thought of hosting so many people ... But with a bit of planning and organization, all gets done without the stress. I look forward to pre Pesach preparations and I take this time to organize our home.  The...
Mimouna, Time to Celebrate Life!
20 April 2016
Though Pesach fills many with dread, I eagerly anticipate it each year. The special family time, the spring time focus of the holiday, and the careful care and attention we pay to our homes are all things I enjoy and deeply connect with. One of the most special parts of the holiday for me has always been Mimouna, a Moroccan tradition which celebrates the end of Pesach, the return to eating cham...