Chocolate Balls Recipe for Purim – Quick & Easy

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So you’re in the Purim spirit. 

That means you’re probably looking for quick & easy treats to make for your kids (besides Hamantaschen of course), or even better – with your kids. 

Am I right?

Yep, these chocolate balls are probably what you’re looking for. 

Because you know that every Mishloach Manot deserves a personal touch, and what’s more personal than homemade chocolate balls?

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Passover Gift Ideas: The Complete Seder Gift Guide for Pesach 2017

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The Passover seder is approaching.

Can you feel the pressure?

I bet you do.

Probably because you’re not really sure what you should bring to the seder (the Jewish Passover feast) dinner.

But you do know that it’s not really a good idea to come to the seder empty-handed…

And I guess if you’re reading this, you’re looking for some special Passover gift ideas for your special hostess, friends & family.

So first of all relax… I’m here to help.

And that’s exactly what this article is for: to help you find the best Kosher for Passover gifts.

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Bar + Bat Mitzvah Gift Etiquette & Traditions

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So, you have been invited to a Bar or Bat mitzvah. How exciting!

Just remember: it’s a special occasion for both the parents, but for the young adult in particular.

A special once-in-a-life-time occasion for the young girl or boy…

They’ve arrived at the age of Mitzvot.

To celebrate their joyous moment in time, there are certain Bar & Bat Mitzvah gift etiquette & traditions you should be familiar with.

So it’s important to choose your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah gift very carefully. 

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Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri): A Healthy Hamantaschen Alternative

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Hamantaschen is the official Purim snack – we all know that.

But for some of us the standard poppy seed Hamantaschen cookies just don’t cut it anymore.

It’s quite understandable… It can get quite boring after a few straight Purims.

The solution?

Creativity.

Pablo Picasso used to say: “Good artists borrow, great artists steal”.

But since stealing is not nice, let’s just “borrow” a popular Japanese dish 🙂

That dish is called Onigiri, which stands for “rice ball”.

Our Onigiri obviously won’t be “ball-shaped”, but rather Hamantaschen-shaped (triangle).

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Jewish Poppy Seed Cookies (Hamantaschen) Recipe for Purim

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No Purim is ever complete without traditional Jewish poppy seed cookies (also known as Hamantaschen cookies, Oznei Haman or Haman’s ears) – the official Purim feast food.

You can send the most delicious mishloach manot baskets, but Purim is never really complete without poppy seed Hamantaschen cookies for the kids, and adults.

Even though you might go the lazy route and just order Hamantaschen cookies online, it’s way more fun to make the cookies yourself.

Don’t worry it’s not that intimidating… It’s actually quite easy – even for a beginner cook such as myself.

So, up for the challenge?

I knew it! 

Let’s get rolling (literally).

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A Simple & Effective [Box] Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress

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We all feel stressful at times.

In fact, stress levels in our generation have skyrocketed compared to previous generations.

But in this post I won’t be talking about the reasons and what led to this situation… this topic requires an entire post, or in fact a whole book.

Instead, in this post I’ll give you one simple & extremely effective breathing exercise that has helped many people significantly reduce their stress levels (myself included). Introducing: Box breathing. 

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Amazing Mishloach Manot Basket Ideas & Themes (2017 Purim Gift Baskets)

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The Mitzvah of giving Mishloach Manot is one of the most joyful Mitzvoth we have in the Torah (book of Esther).

We get to send beautiful & delicious Mishloach Manot baskets to our beloved friends & family, or to give them away as Matanot  L’evyonim for the wonderful Jewish feast of Purim.

It’s true –

The days of sending a “one gift basket fits all” Shalach Manot basket (you know, sticking a few hamantashen and a Kif Kef  in a wicker basket and calling it a day) are long gone.

Thankfully, there are way more creative Mishloach Manot ideas & themes out there just waiting for you to be discovered, that doesn’t require you to burn yourself out trying to make them yourself.

You’re about to discover a whole new world of creative, delicious Mishloach Manot ideas…


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