Our first Pesach in Israel

This post originally appeared in the Princeton-Mercer Bucks New Jersey Jewish News:  At home abroad: our family’s first Pesach in Israel   This is the first time in at least nine years that I didn’t make any apple kugel for the Passover seder. I didn’t make it because Max Goldfarb from East Windsor wasn’t at my…

A New Phase of Recognition

I was a little surprised by my children’s reactions to the rebuilding of our sukkah this year.  Every year has been met with some level of wonderment and suprise as well as excitement. This year…. there was recognition. They had very clear expectations of what it looked like, where it would go, certain decorations, and…