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Pesach: An Annual Nutritional Challenge!

March 22, 2007, by

Over twenty years ago, Nechama Cohen suddenly began to exhibit severe symptoms of diabetes. “Although I had to do some very rapid nutritional research and it was very hard in the beginning, I always say that my diabetes is a blessing. “I was forced to confront the sheer reality that I was responsible for feeding

A Fresh Passover

March 21, 2007, by

As Pesach draws closer, we get more and more engrossed in our “Pesach cleaning.” The Torah prohibits us from having any form of chametz (leaven) in our homes on Pesach and, as a result, we diligently clean our homes of any last remnant of leaven. Chametz is fermented dough, i.e. dough that has been left

Passover Pizza Dough

March 5, 2007, by

Ingredients: 1 cup water 4 oz. margarine (100 g or ½ a cup) 1 pinch salt 1½ cups fine matzah meal 5 large eggs Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F Heat the water, margarine and salt in a pot until the margarine is melted Bring this mixture to a boil, remove from the flame and add all

A Family Affair

April 7, 2006, by

On the tenth of this month they shall take for themselves, each man, a lamb or kid for each father’s house, a lamb or kid for the household. [Shemos 12,3.] * Moses called to all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Draw forth or buy for yourselves one of the flock for your

Pass on Passover? Not On Your Life!

April 7, 2006, by

For most of the latter half of my brilliant public elementary school career in Levittown, Pa, Alan Schwartz and I were always the only Jewish kids in our class. He always had the most stars on the math quiz chart and I always had the most stars on the spelling quiz chart, and between all

Memories of Matzo Balls: Chicken Soup for the Bowl!

April 6, 2006, by

My version of the song “Memories” is a bit different than the one Barbra Streisand made famous… Memories Of the chicken soup we ate Misty golden-colored memories, Of the “weigh” we were!   Tasty memories Of Mom’s special matzo balls Light and fluffy in our soup bowl Ah, the “weigh” we were!   Can it