You’re sheltering in place – GOOD! But you are alone or you have never led a Seder before or you just want some Passover company! The J-weekly has created a calendar of Passover activities, including Virtual Seders. You can find that page here. There are other local virtual Seders that aren’t on the list. Here…Read More »
Here come Passover and Easter
Let’s talk about the Passover – Easter issue for a moment First, to my Jewish readers, I’ve heard from a few people who feel stressed by the Easter themed activities at schools and day cares. Several people told me they asked the management to stop doing Christian activities and were met with resistance. Take a…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
What foods do you “share” between cultures?
(image from www.anapnoes.gr) Last week I asked you, What are you doing for Passover & Easter? I thought you’d enjoy reading a couple of replies: From a Catholic husband: We’re going to a Seder on Saturday and, err, cooking Easter brunch on Sunday. Easter brunch will include French toast casserole made with (what else) challah made…Read More »
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…Read More »