Eating Matzah connects us to our innermost essence, where our true freedom lies.
Days after we got married, we suddenly found ourselves with nowhere to live. How do you build the home of your dreams in a hotel room?
The Spanish couple on the textbook was breezy and carefree. The Italians were beautiful and moody. Now I'm living in Israel learning Hebrew and it's a whole different story.
Marriage has brought out my latent Yiddishe-mama genes. Suddenly I've become a person who frets about whether the kugel is crispy on top.
Yes, I'm a sucker. But in a culture where skepticism is the norm, I'm glad that my instinctive response is to trust the sincere intentions of others.
Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.
Everywhere else in the world being Jewish makes you different. In Israel, being Jewish is normal. And that, somehow, is the strangest thing of all.