Beyond Cheesecake: Dairy Desserts for Shavuot

Make sure to add one of these recipes to your menus. Your family will thank me.

Cheesecake: A History

Surprising facts about this popular Jewish dish, as well as recipes from around the world, including Lindy's famous cheesecake.

My Sons Were at Meron

We got the call in the middle of the night. “Something’s going on in Meron. Is anybody from our family there?”

Michael Collins: The Almost Famous Astronaut

There's a good reason why you probably haven't heard of the astronaut who recently died.

Out-of-This-World Recipes for Shavuot

These colorful recipes are packed with flavor and a delicious change to the dairy meals you think of.

Technology Addiction and Kids

Practical advice on managing your children's use of technology.

Our Collective Tragedy

Even thousands of miles away, it’s our sorrow too. It’s our family in pain.

Apologies to Our New Daughter-in-Law

They're newly married and we already made a faux pas.

I Didn’t Think My Mother would Die from Covid-19

My mother passed away right before Passover. Twelve hours earlier, the idea of losing my mother was unthinkable.

Shabbos Begins on Sunday: Recipes from Jerusalem

A delectable selection of Steve's favorite recipes to enhance your Shabbos table.

Counting On Your Neighbors

It is truly amazing to live in a community of such kindness.

Judaism’s Bill of Obligations in Marriage

A daily reminder on what it means to be a mensch.

Yummy Recipes for Spring

It's the best time of the year to cook with green vegetables, spinach, asparagus, lemons, zucchini, and fresh herbs.

My Wrinkles

The cashier's shocking comment about my age sent me into a tailspin.

The Grandparents I Never Knew

I only knew that they had been killed by terrible people called Nazis during the war.

7 Things to Say to Prevent Stress in Our Kids

How to help set up our homes so that our kids can be worry-free.

Avoiding Jewish Mom Burnout

Figuring out a healthier work-family-personal balance.

Rick and Dick Hoyt and the Power of Family

Incredible things can happen when you do things together.

Extra Passover Recipes

Including yummy desserts that don’t taste they’re for Passover desserts at all..

Passover in the Shadow of Covid

We don’t need to return to “normal” in order to be happy.

Tried, Tested and Tasted Passover Desserts

These desserts are real winners—the presentation is beautiful and the taste is amazing.

Cooking Ahead for Passover

Delicious dishes that you can cook and freeze.

Healthy & Delicious Passover Meal from Mains to Dessert

I’ve compiled a complete meal for you: a chicken main dish, two eye catching beautiful salads, a totally different “kugel” (NOT potato!), and some desserts...Enjoy!

True Freedom, Even in Lockdown

True freedom has nothing to do with our external circumstances - whether we can dine out or not. It's about our ability to choose.

My Dreaded Trip to the DMV

When we let go of prior expectations (and dare I say prejudices), it’s amazing what we can discover.

My Bar Mitzvah Game Changer, Even During Covid

My dad and I took this amazing online program that made my whole Bar Mitzvah experience way more meaningful.

Marital Survival Guide: From Q to T

From quarreling to trust, more practical advice on improving your marriage.

The TV in the Restaurant

We live in a noisy world. Can't there be a few spots where quiet still reigns?

5 Dysfunctions in a Relationship

Since you and your spouse are a team, here are key principles for building a strong marriage.

How to Inject Happiness in Your Home

We can increase the happiness in our home, especially in the happy month of Adar.

Purim Costumes Create Unity

Another good reason to dress up this year.

Funtastic Foods for Purim

Fruity pebble hamantashen, beer braised pulled brisket sandwiches and much more!

What Alzheimer’s Taught Me About Love

My father didn’t know if I was his daughter or his sister, but I’ve always known exactly who I am. I am the little girl my father adored.

My New Favorite Purim Dishes

Because now, more than ever, we can all use a little joy and cheer.

Vaccine Envy

I thought I was free of that proverbial green-eyed monster, but then friends of ours got vaccinated before we did.

Getting in the Purim Mood

For a few reasons, it's been rather hard this year.

The Three Fundamental Paradigms of Marriage

Without a clear goal of what a healthy marriage is, we have little chance attaining one.

News Fatigue

Why I’m going on a news diet.

Hearty Winter Soups

Classics and new flavor combinations that will warm up your family.

The Rabbi on Facebook

I’m Jewish but not at all religious. Yet somehow I found something in the rabbi's words and feel less alone.

Super Bowl Sunday Treats

Watching the big game or just having friends over? These treats are great for a crowd, super casual, and lots of fun to eat.

Imperfect Homes, Just the Way They Should Be

I’m not creating a museum to the American Jewish family; I’m creating a place for real people to live, to eat, to learn and to grow.

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