Recite this blessing the first time you do something each Jewish calendar year (e.g., the first night of Hanukkah when you light the menorah), and to mark joyous occasions.
The walnuts in this sweet kugel give it great texture, and the quinoa flakes add just the right amount of moisture.
I consider myself a dedicated yet anxious Jewish mom. I’m dedicated because I would like my children to have a Jewish upbringing that connects them to our collective stories, history, and values – and I’m anxious because I’m never quite sure whether I’m accomplishing that goal.
"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
A special cup used during the Passover seder to symbolize Elijah, who symbolizes the coming of the Messianic age.