I was offered some free samples of Pom pomegranate juice this year – they wanted to promote their Kosher for Passover status and I was pleased to add something, really just about anything, new to our Passover repertoire. When I received the offer by email, I was still searching for a brisket recipe, and found…

My friend Molly has a great blog, Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce, in which she writes about how she and her ex-husband have gone from being bickering spouses to good friends and harmonious co-parents. Her stories are ,by turns, funny, heartbreaking and inspiring. Like any successful blogger (especially one who had made it to the Huffington…

I am not a creative or innovative cook, but I am a very competent cook. Essentially, this means that I know how to pick a good recipe, I know how to follow a recipe, and I can pick which recipes go well together. All of these rudimentary skills worked their simple magic this past week,…

Zoe has already asked me five times today whether it’s time to count the omer.  Yes, it’s a mitzvah to count how many days have passed from the second day of Passover until Shavuot, and yes, it’s true that according to the rabbis you can only recite a bracha if you haven’t missed a day. But…

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ameltzer

I'm a mother of two girls, raised in suburban Baltimore, and transplanted to a small New England town. I teach, write, and try to create a vibrant Jewish home for my family while spending very little time in synagogue. I guess you could say we're home-shuling.

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