Jewish Life Around the World

Lessons from the Crusty Page of an Ancient Haggadah

Rabbi Mark Glickman
March 24, 2021
Sometime during the Middle Ages, a Jew in Cairo acknowledged the fact that joy usually comes with a dose of pain, and pain with joy, so they took a bite of that seder concoction, and left its dribblings for me to see in New York.

Taste Test: 22 Nut-Free Charoset Recipes

Have you tried avocadoes, bananas, ginger, chocolate or cayenne pepper in charoset? How well does traditional apples-nuts-wine charoset stand up to her cousins? Have an international Jewish taste test and discover your favorites

A Jerusalem Love Story

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
February 9, 2021
It has been almost 50 years since I met my wife Judy in Jerusalem. She came into my life like the Sabbath queen about to enter the synagogue, with everyone rising and turning toward the door to welcome her in.