a cold peace

where is this place מצרים? Is it the Egypt we know?

I ask these questions in my Haggadah. And I answer:

Yes, though only the name of the place is the same, the people have changed. In fact we are at peace and allied with the Egypt of today.
The Egypt of the Haggadah is more than a […]

beyond the straits and narrow

a growing haggadah

We printed a private new edition of A Growing Haggadah last year for personal use. We will use it again this year. If you are interested in having a PDF version of the text to print and use (in whole or in part) at your Seder you can download it here:

A Growing Haggadah […]

the new year; traveling for chocolate… and much more

Switzerland was actually “Plan B”

We had hoped to get to Fire Island (Long Island) at The Pines for Rosh haShannah to be with a colleague and at the beach. However, because “the season” at The Pines was still going strong, the two establishments where we tried to book rooms could not commit, barely even returning […]