The Shabbos after Pesach has a traditional special challah – the Shlissel Challah – "key in the challah". What is Shlissel Challah? "Shlissel or Key Challah, makes the first challah after Pesach even more special. This is a well observed custom you might want to try for yourself. You can do...
These hand made shmura matzahs come out so perfect you'd think they were machine made. And it's no wonder when you see the video. The people working in this streamlined assembly line are basically machines! Watch it here and be mesmerized: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top...
(The Nosher) Babka is nearly a weekly occurrence in my house, and I can think of few things better. But it’s not just me: Babka has really been getting the recognition it deserves all over the country, making appearances everywhere from artisanal bakeries to Jewish delis and even high-end restaurants. My babka recipe...
Building a bonfire Fire can spread easily, so where and how you build your bonfire is important: build the bonfire away from sheds, fences and trees check there are no cables, like telephone wires, above the bonfire don’t build the bonfire too big and make sure the stack is stable and...
The following recipe comes from My Jewish Learning: Ingredients 5 matzah sheets 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil 3/4 cup chopped pecans Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange...
Joshua Wander, executive director at the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeisim, posted a video to Facebook showing reenactment of the Korban Pesach (Pascal Sacrifice) in the Old City of Jerusalem! A crowd of hundreds of people held back by a barrier looked on as Kohanim dressed in...
The following recipe comes from My Jewish Learning: Ingredients Matzo Brei 3 matzah sheets, roughly broken up with your hands 3 eggs, whisked 1-2 Tbsp butter or oil 2-3 asparagus, roughly chopped a few slices of lox 2 poached eggs (directions below) Fresh chopped parsley Salt and pepper, to taste Hollandaise Sauce 3 egg yolks 1 Tbsp lemon juice Pinch of cayenne or...
This short and sweet video from the IDF is the final taste of Pesach we all need before we launch into the last day(s) of Yom Tov Pesach. The "Stomp" style video shows different aspects of Pesach and their accompanying sound-effects re-edited into a new kosher for Passover beat. Watch...
(Kveller) I love making latkes. But I loathe grating potatoes and cleaning the food processor and making a starchy mess in the kitchen. And I bet you do, too. For those who want to fry up some latkes but cut out a few steps, I have got such the hack for...
On this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, they brought back an old favorite at the Weekend Update desk, Jacob the Bar-Mitzvah boy, played by Vanessa Bayer. In the sketch Jacob tells the story of Passover while reading from a prepared speech, unable to stray from the written...
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It may be a few years old, but this cover of 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson is so spot on that it deserves the spotlight for another year. Six13 adapted the hit song into a fun jam about what Pesach is really all about ('It's Pesach/change...
President Donald Trump said he was “proud to stand with the Jewish people” on Hanukkah. “Melania and I wish all of our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrating this meaningful holiday a happy and healthy eight nights in the company of those they love,” Trump said in a message Tuesday evening,...
Ivanka Trump has been filling her Instagram with Jewish content recently. It may be to offset the anti-semitic incidents in the U.S. that some have been attributing to supporters of her father, President Donald Trump. It may just be because she is a proud Jew. On Thursday, the day...
The following recipe comes from the Nosher via My Jewish Learing: If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up...
Great question and good answer.. Rabbi should we tell people which do spring cleaning for Pesach that it is not a Mitzvah?


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