Purim

Hamantaschen Throwdown!

Well I am just tickled to share that I have been asked to serve as a judge at an upcoming ...

Who Knows? An Adar of Anticipation

Nine months pregnant on the cusp of Purim.

On Valentines Day, Hamantaschen and Jews

Yesterday I posted our latest guest post featuring a gorgeous Valentines Day themed tri-color cupcake. And while I am not ...

Denouncing Germany’s Haman from Harlan, Kentucky

Few places in America are more remote than southeastern Kentucky.  Back in the early 20th century, a handful of Jewish ...

Seeking: Persian Purim Treats!

I have had a lot of confessions this week…so here is yet another one: my husband and I are obsessed ...

A Real-Life Purim Superhero: An Interview with Elisabeth Kushner

The world’s first LGBT inclusive Jewish children’s book in English has arrived! Published by Kar-Ben Publishing, an award-winning publisher of ...

How Did I End up Doing This?

Joshua Henkin’s new novel, The World Without You, is now available. For a long time I wanted to be a fiction ...

Raising Your Mask for Passover

Last week we celebrated the holiday of Purim in which we recall the survival of the Jewish people against the ...

The Holiness of Purim

As a child, I looked forward to Purim each year. I spent weeks planning my costume and savored the excitement ...

Breaking news: Rumors spread of first woman rabbi to be ordained by Kabbalah Institute (KIRR)

Today saw the spreading of some enticing rumors regarding a soon-to-be-announced ordination program out of the newly-created Kabbalah Institute (KIRR ...

Shabbat Recipe Roundup

It’s almost time for Purim, so no better way to start Shabbat than with this creative recipe for Hamantaschen Challah! ...

Some Purim Torah

Those of us who fall under the general rubric of “believers” may feel a sense of God’s presence in our ...