The use of sherry vinegar, cumin, and oranges speaks volumes about the Iberian influence on the cooking of South America.
It's Friday evening. The smells of rosemary chicken and freshly-baked challah fill the house. My daughters, 3 and 9, sigh as I gently detach the iPads from their laps. One by one, our screens are powered down.
The mechanism to connect the Exodus with the giving of the Torah is a simple one-counting the days.
This year at our Passover seder, I experienced something deeply powerful which I had not felt in the context of Passover before.
One day, my daughter walked into the house after attending preschool.
“What’s wrong?” she asked incredulously.
“Why?” I responded, “Is something wrong?”
“Well,” my very bright 3-year-old answered, “the house smells like Shabbat and I know that today is not Shabbat.”