Passover

Here come Passover and Easter

Passover and Easter are just a few days away! You can check out this listing from J-weekly to see all the Bay Area Seders! I can’t begin to tell you how nice it is to have someone else do all the compiling! A few last minute tips Charoset can be made all sorts of ways…

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Passover Wisdom

Thank you to Rabbi Mychal Copeland and Cantor Sharon Bernstein of Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco for these teachings about Passover. This is from the Sha’ar Zahav congregational email. The Hebrew word for Egypt, “Mitzrayim” comes from “tzar,” meaning a narrow, confined, place. A place so tight it is restricting, painful. A place so tight that we…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 17th, 2019

Passover – How will you do it? Long or short? Traditional or modern?

Here comes Passover! The Christmas of Judaism! Unlike Christmas, Passover hasn’t been absorbed into other traditions and acquired reindeer, elves, plaid quilts, snowy sayings and more. But it has traveled to other parts of the globe and adapted to new foods and climates. Here’s a nice explanation of some of the details of a Sephardic observance of…

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Persian Almond Cardamom Pistachio Cake

Passover desserts can be seriously lousy. Luckly, flourless cakes seem to be the rage right now. That makes the great search for delicious Passover desserts much easier. My own search began in earnest when I had a child born in early April. Every few years her birthday is during Passover and she still wants the…

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Published on April 4th, 2018