The Shabbat after Passover is special to Jews around the the world, and even to foodies and bread connoisseurs —there is nothing like the smell of the dough rising and the taste of a warm piece of challah after almost two weeks of no leavened homemade bread.
For the second year in a row, a Jewish pitmaster took home the top prize in the Brisket King NYC competition.
Just back from a highly problematic Passover program in Cancun, a large group of weary travelers is creating cyber-support groups on Facebook, What’s App and Jewish community forums such as DansDeals.com. They are swapping war stories about what was supposed to be a luxurious Passover trip, run by a travel outfit called Passover Paradise.
When guests attempted to check out of the Royalton Riviera Cancun hotel on April 19 — the last day of a Passover program hosted by a travel group called Passover Paradise — they were told that they couldn’t leave until they paid tens of thousands of dollars each.
In an unprecedented statement, a group of Orthodox rabbis around the world, members of Torat Chayim, a progressive Orthodox rabbinic group, have called upon the broader Jewish community to consider the moral and spiritual dangers associated with meat consumption. In this statement, these members of Torat Chayim have called upon Jews of all persuasions, but especially the Orthodox community, to consider the dimensions of halakhah and the Jewish ideal that reducing meat intake leads to a healthier and more ethically vibrant world.