Since the beginning of time, an Orthodox Jewish woman’s place has been firmly in the kitchen. Charged with feeding her families’ appetites with traditional food and their hearts and souls with love and warmth, the parameters of her role have been set by an age-old proposition that the woman is the homemaker while the man is the breadwinner.

Orthodoxy has never tried to pretend otherwise, but rather has celebrated this supposition. Women are the backbone of the family; dutiful mothers, doting wives and the embodiment of domestic values. Within them lies the continuation of our faith and from them the sparks of love for it grow. Read More