“No flour, no Torah; no Torah, no flour.” – Pirkei Avot 3:21
It started with a simple discovery at the Shabbat dinner table which was followed by a half-serious question: “When was the last time you met a child named Bruce?” According to the collective wisdom, it was quite a long time ago, maybe 40 years or more. American Jewish parents gave their children names like Bruce [...]
With Shavuot beginning on Sunday night and Shabbat in between, challah has been in my thoughts more often this week than usual. In part, I’ve been considering how much I need and when I can bake or (yes, it’s true!) acquire it. I’ve also been thinking about how I’m going to differentiate between the festival and [...]
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