Pesach

Pesach is by far my favorite festival; the rituals, the beautifully set table, the songs and so much more. I’m lucky because my father taught me to read Hebrew. Having the Hebrew background makes the Seder so much more meaningful. The Hebrew readings in the Haggadah have a certain depth which isn’t found in English. […]

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The Festival Of Purim

Purim, one of my not-so-favourite festivals. Oy! The noise of the noisemakers (graggers in Yiddish) – after a while it gets under my skin! BUT, if I take a step back and think about it, it is actually an extraordinary festival. To think that the evil Haman drew “purim” – “lots” to decide which date […]

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