I know that there are some families that have been preparing for Pesach for a while now. Here at SuperRaizy's crib, we don't believe in prolonging the agony, so we have done nothing (seriously, NOTHING) yet to prepare for the holiday. But now, with only three days left before Bedikat Chametz, reality is staring me in the face. And so, this morning marks the official start of the PPP (Passover Preparation Period). Over the next three days, this superhero family will clean, organize, shop, iron, get haircuts, pick up dry cleaning, and cook (all without the help of that Brooklyn staple- the cleaning lady. I have 3 able bodied children, thank God, and they will pull their weight around here even if it kills me, which I suspect it just might.)
At the end of the three-day PPP, Casa SuperRaizy will be every bit as ready for Pesach as those households that have been preparing for weeks. That's the challenge, the gauntlet has been thrown down, now...go!!!
Weinstein, Mayim Bialik and the Perils of Religious Instruction - *I wrote the following for my Beit Midrash's weekly email, and on reflection I'd like to get feedback from a broader population, so I'm reproducing it here...
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