Carrying Egypt Within

Carrying Egypt Within: The Curse of Bondage By Ariella Bracha Waldinger We carry Egypt within us through the doubts we feel,  Or by denying our greatness as Jews is real, Or not believing that a spiritual life has true appeal, Or forgetting that Shabbat is our covenantal seal!   We carry Egypt within us when... Continue Reading →

King of the Months: Nisan—the Month of Miracles

King of the Months: Nisan—the Month of Miracles by Ariella Bracha Waldinger Did you know that Nisan is called the “King of the Months?” Nisan, by definition is the month of miracles because its root is from the Hebrew word Nes, which means miracle. It is the month of nessim—miracles. This alludes to the many miracles... Continue Reading →

By the Light of a Candle

By the Light of a Candle Bedikat chametz: the search for chametz By Ariella Bracha Waldinger As the eve of Passover fast approaches, it is vital to acquire a spiritual understanding of the depth and beauty hidden in the mitzvah of the search for chametz. Chametz is defined as a food that is made of... Continue Reading →

Labels Belong on Clothing not Holy Jews

Labels Belong on Clothing not Holy Jews By Ariella Bracha Waldinger   The Jewish nation is extraordinarily holy. Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zt’zl, first chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, teaches us in the book, “Song of Teshuva” that as Jews, “we must appreciate the fact that we all share a common soul identity and... Continue Reading →

Chol HaMoed Pesach in Israel, 2014

CHOL HAMOED PESACH IN ISRAEL; PARKS, PEOPLE AND PLEASURE by Ariella Bracha Waldinger My heart goes out to my fellow Jews around the world whose holiday lasted one day longer than the seven enjoyed by Jews in Israel. The additional day means more meals to cook, more food to eat, more work to do and... Continue Reading →

PESACH CLEANING FOR THE WISE WOMAN BY ARIELLA BRACHA WALDINGER There are many faces to the “Pesach Project,” as I call it. In order for the project to be successful, it is best to have a plan of action with a time deadline. I have found that there are women who dislike the Project, those... Continue Reading →

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