#blogExodus 9: Perplex

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

blogexodus Today I tried to explain some of the Passover rules to a non-Jewish person, and yes, she was perplexed. (more…)

#blogExodus 8: Expand

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

blogexodus There are several different ways to interpret this word – is it the expansion of our minds and spirituality during Passover, or is it the expansion of our bodies during the same time period? (more…)

#blogExodus: 4, 5 and 6 are #Exodusgrams!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

And here they are, if you don’t follow me on Instagram …

#Exodusgram 4: Rise. The penultimate #challah before The Big Day! @imabima

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#Exodusgram 5: Seek. These colourful bits of #chametz will be hidden in my living room, in just over a week! @imabima

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#Exodusgram 6: At our Seder, we will #Retell the stories of grandparents long gone, and enjoy the family we still have.

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#blogExodus 3: Cleanse

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

blogexodus Passover is supposed to be a time of physical and spiritual cleansing – but is it? (more…)

#blogExodus 2: Exalt

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

blogexodus When I think of the word “exalt”, my mind immediately goes to those ancient Aramaic words that open the KaddishMay His great name be exalted and sanctified. (more…)

#BlogExodus 1: Launch

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

blogexodusHappy Nisan! Today is just two weeks before Passover, and Rabbi Phyllis Sommer is launching #BlogExodus again! I’m so excited. (more…)

I Survived Passover!

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Passover It’s that time of year again! Once again, Passover has gone through my house and my life like a whirlwind, and now it is gone. (more…)

Surviving the Bread of Affliction

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Matzah Cliff

Matzah Cliff by Avital Pinnick, on Flickr

Passover has been and gone. It’s always been one of my favourite holidays, largely because of the amount of baking I do with my kids. But this year it’s taken a twist that made it considerably harder than usual, and I’m still recovering. (more…)

#blogExodus – Being

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

#blogExodus prompts

Rabbi Phyllis Sommer’s #blogExodus prompts

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m posting this on the first day of Chol Hamo’ed instead of on the eve of the holiday, as planned. There was no computer time on Monday. (more…)

A Paleo Passover – and I’m on a Jimmy Moore podcast!!

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
365/88: Pesach

Pesach by riekhavoc, on Flickr

OK, so Pesach didn’t exist in Paleolithic times. Our ancestors were shepherds, with agriculture thrown in once they settled down. But the fact remains, they didn’t eat processed food. They baked their own matzah and they didn’t attempt to game the system by making fake substitutes for their everyday food. (more…)