Jennifer Traig

Hangover Helper Mishloach Manot

We love Purim, but we have to admit that it’s a recipe for disaster. A population not known for its ability to hold its liquor is commanded to fast all day, then drink so much they can’t distinguish between “Blessed Be Mordecai” and “Cursed Be Haman.” This results, all too predictably, in another

100-Proof Grogger

We love Purim, but there sure is a lot to do. Like hamantaschen, the holiday is jam-packed. You’ve got to assemble and deliver shalach manot, hear the Megillah twice, give charity, plus eat and drink to excess. How do you fit it all in? This year, make the most of your time by multitasking with this handy drink-shaker/noisemaker. You can

Finding Motivation in the Mirror for Elul

If you’ve spent the past year on gambling and gluttony, it’s time to look busy. Elul, the last month of the Jewish calendar and the month of repentance, is upon us. For the next few weeks, it’s nothing but atonement, apologies and self-reproach. Oh, it’s going to be fun all right. If you’re having trouble getting yourself

On Holiday, Say Sew-Long to Cold

Thanks to those committed to saving the earth, Tu B’Shvat is now often celebrated with environmentally conscious Seders along with letter-writing campaigns and other ecology-minded activities. The holiday marks the first signs of spring, as the sap begins to rise in Israel’s trees. And while spring might be right around the corner in the