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  • July 4th
    Celebrating our national birthday
    In the 12th chapter of Genesis, God made a promise to Abraham that his descendants would become a great nation. Though it did not happen overnight, but instead required centuries to come to pass; never the less, in time the nation God promised...
  • Cauliflower Pizza
    A very paleo passover
    So todaystartsa week of giving up leavened bread to commemorate the Jewish holiday of Passover.Ihavewrittenaboutthisholidaybeforeinthiscolumnand I have discussednutritional renewalwhichone experiences when you give up for seven days of a beloved...
  • Passover terms
    7 Passover vocabulary terms
    Holidays, whether religious in nature, patriotic, or silly, are a great time to learn more about history, spiritual beliefs, and culture. If you were raised in a Jewish family, you understand the meaning and the words associated with Pesach, the...
  • Passover Last Supper
    Easter and Passover in a torn world
    Like us all, every religious and spiritual tradition has its most beautiful part. Every religion and faith has parts that feel like young love, that part of the greater story that has no shadow, no shame, nor apology.Not only 'religion'...
  • The Obamas hosted their seventh Passover seder
    Obama celebrates seventh Passover Seder at the White House
    President Barack Obama celebrated his eighth Passover Seder and his seventh in the White House on Friday, April 3, 2015, at a time when American Jewish public opinion of his Israel policies have never been this contentious. Earlier Obama released...
  • Iranians celebrate after economic sanctions are lifted on the eve of Passover
    Iranians celebrate after economic sanctions are lifted on the eve of Passover
    After Iranian’s received the news that the economic sanctions imposed on their country was lifted, many turned to the streets to celebrate.Videoshows Iranians, taking the celebration to the street, flying the Iranian flag, and shouting with...
  • Butterfly
    More than colored eggs and jelly beans…
    During this time of year we celebrate The Passover, commemorating the exodus from Egypt, Pharaoh and the beginning of a new found freedom. We celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring, fertility rituals, colored eggs, jelly beans and bunny...
  • German Easter Egg Tree
    Spring vegetables and sweet treats highlight Passover, Easter meals
    Passover and Easter are intertwined this year, with the Jewish observance beginning the evening of Good Friday, April 3. Each celebration has elements of the season at its heart, as well as messages of hope, rebirth, and fresh starts.It's the...
  • Matzoh ball soup
    A paean to Passover or what matzoh means to me
    We know Passover approaches because we just about trip over the big matzoh and chocolate macaroons display near the front door of our local supermarket. It’s a Yiddish word meaning ‘I forgot to use the yeast’. Matzoh is to bread...
  • Passover Seder at White House
    Passover and Good Friday converge in 2015
    For Christian believers Holy Week, the last week of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, culminates with Resurrection Sunday, which commemorates Christ’s being raised from the dead. During the same time, Jews are preparing for the start of...
  • Blood moon an awe inspiring sight to many, but signifies end of days to some
    Blood moon a warning sign to fear or awe-inspiring sight for Easter?
    The blood moon occurring on Saturday April 4, is the third in a tetrad of four blood moons taking place in 2014 and 2015 on Jewish holy days. It is also the blood moon that will fall on Easter weekend. While the sight of the blood moon is...
  • WFM capitola Easter
    Passover & Easter food in Capitola: Gayle’s Bakery & Whole Foods
    It’s Passover and Easter this weekend and there are lots of restaurants and stores to pick up a feast if you want to celebrate either occasion at home—here are a couple Capitola options.Whole Foods Market CapitolaEaster: a la carte...
  • Hard Boiled Eggs Cooked Perfectly
    Recipe to perfectly cook and peel hard boiled eggs that is not frustrating
    There might be nothing more frustrating than boiling a perfectly cooked and peeled hard boiled egg and it doesn't come out right. The white part should be completely firm, not rubbery and the yolk, a bright yellow color on the outside with a...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - King Pharaoh visits Passover
    Questioning Easter and Passover celebrations of yesterear
    With the holidays, Passover and Easter, nearly upon us, sweet childhood memories gently creep their way to the surface of my mind.Dying Easter eggs - Remember the pungent odor of vinegar? Our Pysanky-like creations were questionable works of art,...
  • Simply Vera Vera Wang Spring Fashion
    Women and teen spring fashion for Easter or Passover
    When it comes to affordable, well made, comfortable spring fashion for Easter, the go-to source is Simply Vera Vera Wang and Princess Vera. And with less than par weather, the brand, which is available at Kohl’s, offers colorful baby doll...
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