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As Sukkot comes to an end, we encounter additional special days in the Jewish calendar: Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
The symbolic message of the customs associated with Simchat Torah emphasize that the Torah represents our heritage and history, and links Jews to each other over many generations.
One of the main focal points of the traditional Passover seder is the maggid, the telling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt. This story begins with the youngest person at the seder asking the Four Questions (Mah Nishtanah). These questions provide the impetus for telling why this night is different from all other nights.
Make story and snuggle time Jewish time: read a Jewish book with your child! Read this review of The Passover Lamb for great ideas on how to engage your child.
I have to shop for Passover at 11 o’clock at night. Why? If I go shopping for my Pesach necessities during the day, I am deluged with questions about cooking as I power-walk the aisles of the supermarket.