Do You Know Your Parsha?

I came across an interesting question on Chabad.org: does the parsha of your birth week – what you might refer to as your “bar mitzvah parsha” – hold personal significance? Of course, that made me pause and quickly look up what my parsha actually was.    I was struck by …

Purim In A Grown-Up House

(Credit for that adorable and very grown-up challah goes to Joy of Kosher.) Over the past six or seven years, as my family grew up, Purim in my house changed. It became quieter, more orderly and peaceful. There’s no preschool megillah of Esky Cook illustrations strung across the dining room doorway, …