I ate too much


   My husband told me there is a custom of fasting after Pesach (and after Sukkot as well) that is called BaHaB. The “B” is for Beis (Monday), the “H” for Hei(Thursday) and the final “B” again is for Monday. Those were the days on which people fasted after Pesach. As it is not considered […]

Slavery to Freedom Salad


I love the contrasts in Judaism. On Purim, we have v’nahafoch–as we turn around Haman’s decree against us. On Yom Kippur, we try to be sealed in the Good Book, as opposed to the other one. After Tisha B’Av, a sad fast day when the Temple was destroyed, we soon have Tu B’Av, a day […]

Pesach & the Environment


Guilt. I’m already feeling guilty about the amount of garbage our family produces on Pesach. And the type of garbage. Gil Student at Hirhurim posted online passover guides this morning and included this note from the cRc: Paper Goods: All are acceptable, including all paper plates, bowls and cups, all paper and plastic table cloths, […]

Sponge Cake Recipe

Sponge Cake 2008, watercolor by Leora Wenger

Never Fail sponge cake recipe inspired by Esther Robfogel of Rochester, New York includes many eggs delicious and kosher for Passover (if you eat gebrockts) – watercolor of a sponge cake included in the post