Passover

Don’t miss Szyk at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Szyk Haggadah: Art Exhibit The haggadah, the ritual text for the Passover seder, evokes the story of the exodus of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. While myriad haggadot have been created from the tenth century to the present, the exhibition highlights the unique and powerful story of The Szyk Haggadah (1940). Arthur…

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When does Passover end?

In Israel the three Festivals are 7 days long. The Festivals, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot, were the times when the ancient Israelites traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem to make sacrifices, as commanded in the Torah (five books of Moses). In Israel today the Festivals are still observed for 7 days. When the ancient Temple…

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A Dessert for Passover and anytime

Here’s an easy, fast, dessert that is parve, kosher for Passover and so beautiful you’ll make for summer picnics. Fruit Tart Ingredients: 1 package Passover Macaroons or Almond Mandel Toast 1 egg white ¾ cup apricot jam (or Smucker’s Simply Fruit) Fresh fruit – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, mango Make one of these easy crusts….

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Seders, seders!

Whether you had a seder at home or at a synagogue or JCC, I hope you had delicious food, good company and a meaningful experience. Sometimes a beautiful seder plate is a nice addition to the table. Grape juice, purple or white, is a delicious way to avoid too much alcohol and a potential headache….

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Posted in Passover
Published on March 27th, 2013

Extremely Delicious Charoses

I never really cared for the traditional Ashkenazi Charoses made from apples and walnuts with a bit of wine. Shortly after I graduated from college a friend gave me this recipe from her Sephardic family. I tried it and I have never gone back! My kids don’t know any other recipe. Passover wouldn’t be Passover…

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Silly Seder Songs!

I just got a delightful email from Rabbi Katz at Beth Emek in Pleasanton with several songs for Passover. See if any of these would be fun for your family. Just a Tad of Charoset! (to the tune of “Just a Spoon Full of Sugar”) Chorus: Just a tad of charoset helps the bitter herbs…

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Posted in Passover
Published on March 15th, 2013