Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 4/28

Why Is This Matzo Different From All Other Matzos? – An article about shmura matzah in the New York Times that delves into an “unintended” side effect of kosher law: better tasting food. Bialik: Tough To Be Shomer Shabbat In Hollywood – Hollywood actress, and friend of Jew in the City, Mayim Bialik, reveals what its like to be […]

One Minute Insight: What Matzah Can Teach Us About Seizing The Day

It’s called the “bread of freedom,” but did you know it’s also the bread of growth? Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman Production Assistant: Danny Moallem  

Why Do We Still Not Eat Kitniyos If No One Confuses Beans and Wheat?

Dear Jew in the City, What’s the deal with kitniyos? Especially being that we know now it’s not chametz, and some Jews eat it and some don’t… Sincerely, Rice on Pesach Dear Rice, Kitniyos (or kitniyot) is typically translated as “legumes” and the Ashkenazi practice is not to eat them on Passover. This isn’t because we used to […]

50 Second Matzah Crack Recipe

You need to eat a minimum amount of matzah at the seder. You won’t need any help eating this! With thanks to Marcy Goldman – the creator of ‘Matzah Crack’ Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman Production Assistant: Danny Moallem

One Minute Insight: Why Is There An Egg On The Seder Plate?

Why is the egg on our seder plate a sign of “incomplete” freedom?   Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman Production Assistant: Danny Moallem

One Minute Insight: Why Do Some Prefer Lettuce For Their Bitter Herbs?

Why do some people prefer to use romaine lettuce for bitter herbs (maror) in their Seder plates ? Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman Production Assistant: Danny Moallem

Top 3 Pesach Cleaning Hacks

We’re going to put the fun in cleaning! Except there is no fun in cleaning. So try these hacks to make it a bit easier! Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman Production Assistant: Danny Moallem  

“The Jewish Secret to Financial Freedom,” Ep. 1, Season 2

If matza is “the poor man’s bread” why does it represent ultimate freedom?

Five Tips For a Better Passover Seder!

The Seder is a wonderful experience but it can be far more fulfilling if the leader understands what he’s doing and if all members of the family and guests are involved. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Seder: 1. Do your homework. If you were giving a speech at work, […]

Let My Doubting Go: Freedom From Self-Doubt

For the last couple of years, I have been regularly speaking all over North America and WebYeshiva, averaging two talks per month, inspiring countless people (or so they say) and loving every minute of it. (Well, except for the times I get stuck next to loud gum-chewers on the plane.) Every time I speak, I […]

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