Shavuot, the Kosher Feast of Weeks
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Shavuot, the Kosher Feast of Weeks

Saturday evening marks the start of the two-day holiday of Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks” that marks 50 days since the start of Passover and commemorates Moses’ delivering the Ten Commandments to the Hebrews. Shavuot also marks the summer grain harvest (not yet the time here in Toronto!) and initially began as a pilgrimage festival to Jerusalem. Celebrate…

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Passover Traditions from Around the World

Passover is a pretty amazing holiday. As we celebrate it well into a sixth millennia, it’s remarkable how little the main event has changed over time and throughout the world. Here at Mitzuyan Kosher Catering, we try to honor both Ashkenazic and Sephardic foods in our regular kosher menus and Passover specials, but even we…

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My Kosher Valentine

I was distracted planning Passover catering (which we will blog about—watch this space!), I nearly forgot that Valentine’s Day falls on Shabbos this week. Personally, I believe Valentine’s Day should be for kids, but it’s very possible that your significant other feels otherwise. I believe in telling one’s beloved how much he or she is…