Beneath Jerusalem, a city of the past
- Underneath the crowded alleys and holy sites of old Jerusalem, hundreds of people are snaking at any given moment through tunnels, vaulted medieval chambers, and Roman sewers in a rapidly expanding subterranean city invisible from the streets above.
There’s no VPL when Spanx is in the house, just ask the CEO
- The girdle queen gave the room a once over and was pleased. The minglers at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies event looked appropriately smooth. “No visible panty lines,”said Laurie Ann Goldman, chief executive of Spanx.
The evening’s one bumpy moment came during the Q&A, when Sarah Perry, of Newton, floated the idea that Spanx thrived by preying on women’s body issues. “I understand your question,’’ Goldman said. But the products are “really about feeling comfortable in your own skin.’’
Even if it needs to be sucked into submission.
Meet Josh Ruboy from The Butcherie. A member of the family who owns this Brookline institution, Josh has worked at the Harvard Street shop for twenty years. He’s a chef, overseeing the full-service catering arm of the business, with a hand in the prepared foods, the deli, and even the meat butchering in the back room. We chatted with Josh about Passover, the busiest time of year for The Butcherie. Check out the rest of the interview at JewishBoston.com.
With a week of matzah coming up soon, many of us are taking this week to load up on bread, pasta, and other Passover no-nos. JewishBoston.com has teamed up with LevelUp, a new local-deal site that gives 25% of its revenues to non-profit partners like us, to help you “LevenUp” before Passover. LevelUp works like a video game, where buying a deal unlocks new opportunities. So get started with discounts to Kupel’s Bakery and A Perfect Taste Cafe, and if you make it to Level Three, you can purchase two-for-one enrollment in Wanderings & Wonderings! And while you’re saving yourself some cash, you’ll also be helping to support JewishBoston.com’s programs like Seder in a Box! So LevenUp with LevelUp right now!
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JewishBoston.com is offering its first do-it-yourself Seder kit. Free to Boston-area residents, ages 18 to 40, who sign up by April 8, ‘Seder in a Box’ includes: a Seder plate, a basic Haggadah, a leader’s guide, recipes, a shopping list, instructions for setting the table, and a matzo cover. Oh, and some green plastic frogs, representing one of the 10 plagues.
Look! We’re in the paper!
The print edition has a beautiful image of everything that comes in the Seder in a Box right on the front page! If you’re between 18 and 40 and live in the Boston area, order your Seder in a Box today!
At work, my life has already been focused on Passover for the last two weeks. I’m really proud of the free, downloadable Haggadah I wrote — please download a copy and tell your friends to do so too! I do sort of regret not finding a way to work this Will Finn song into it… after all, it describes the Passover experience of a Jewish family from the Boston area! (This recording is from the revue of Finn’s work entitled Make Me A Song.)
I do love this song, and it kills me how perfectly it captures the joy and pain, silliness and sadness that holidays with families can evoke.
Check out this fabulous Haggadah if you’re looking for Pesach resources/want to lead a seder and don’t know how.
Maxwell House won’t cut it this year? Ready for a change? This is not your grandfather’s seder! Think it’s too long? Not long enough? You can choose either the PDF version or the Microsoft Word option, which enables you to add or delete whatever you’d like. Go ahead, have Passover your way.
Maxwell House won’t cut it this year? Ready for a change? This is not your grandfather’s seder!
Think it’s too long? Not long enough? You can choose either the PDF version or the Microsoft Word option, which enables you to add or delete whatever you’d like. Go ahead, have Passover your way.