Passover

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

Passover Seders Around the San Francisco Bay Area

The J-Weekly has an exhaustive list of Seders in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are still without a Seder dash over and look through their list. The most common practice for Jewish families is to spend the first night of Seder at a home gathering with family and friends. Some synagogues won’t even…

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Published on March 28th, 2018

Where and with whom will you have Seder?

Here it comes, the most celebrated Jewish holiday of all, Passover! Where and with whom will you have Seder? A few years ago a Jewish woman participating in a Passover cooking workshop said, “I have a question. We have lived in the bay area for a few years but no one invites us for Seder….

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