Category Archives: Holydays

Kaparot: Wave Money, Not Chickens

I don’t use chickens. After witnessing years of chickens wallowing in their own feces in small cages waiting to be schechted (slaughtered) for the ritual of Kaparot before Yom Kippur,…

The No Tin Foil, User-Friendly, Going Kosher for Passover Guide

Please, leave the blowtorch in the garage.  NEVER, ever, don’t even consider, using tin-foil to cover any surface of your kitchen except around burners of a stovetop. This is not…

Get Yo’ Matzah at Paid Dues: Jewlicious and Kosha Dillz Bring Passover to Annual Hip Hop Mega Fest

Jewlicious will be holding a Shabbat Tent Passover Seder at Paid Dues Festival lead by rapper Kosha Dillz at 6pm on April 7, 2012, in San Bernardino, California. Paid Dues,…

A Yom Kippur Primer – Forgive and be Forgiven

Originally appreaing in WashingtonPost.com By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, observed this year from sundown on Friday night, October 7th until nightfall on October 8th, and is the Most…

Passover Detective

Passover is a joyous time of year. Recounting the Exodus is good times, followed by delicious meals with plenty of wine to wash it all down. Passover is fun. Passover…

An Inspiring Shofar Story

Something to think about… Next time you’re at the Kotel or when you hear the shofar blowing think about these guys: Under a British law in Palestine passed in 1930,…