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Maror: The Spectacular Journey

Shayna Friedman

Everyone knows the hard work necessary for whole shemurah matzah to arrive at your Seder table but most people are unaware of the spectacular journey of another Pesach staple: the romaine lettuce leaf. Let’s follow Pos’tiv’s romaine lettuce from seed to Seder, and find out how those leaves arrive on your Seder Plate in the same condition as your matzah: mehudar, whole, crispy, delicious, and perfect.

 

Different People, Different Places, Same Pesach

Rhona Lewis

Every year when we celebrate Pesach, we realize how much Hashem has done for us and how much He loves us. The Seder also helps us remember that we don’t have to let the yetzer hara rule us — we can become spiritually free. It doesn’t matter where you celebrate Pesach or how old you are — the feelings at the Seder will always be the same. Let’s hear about four different Seder experiences.

 

Everything’s Bashert!

Ray Rivlin

No one in the Reingold family was in any way pleased the day Tatty came home from work and told them the local branch of Sleep Easy was closing down. Within one month, he would be out of a job unless he accepted the firm’s offer of a transfer, as manager, to the Watervale branch miles away.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”