Holidays

Looking for lunch this Passover?

Looking for lunch this Passover?

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound What’s better than getting your lunch at one of the many food trucks around town on any given day? Getting your lunch at a food truck during Passover that’s actually kosher for Passover! Armed with an Ignition grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and in partnership(…)

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Brisket in a pie? Why not for Passover?

Brisket in a pie? Why not for Passover?

By Tami Ganeles-Weiser, The Nosher Savory meat pies have been everyday fare in Britain since the early Middle Ages, and Cumberland pie is a variant that doesn’t get as much notice. It is not only delicious, but it is a great way to use cooked meat. With the accessibility of so many parve milk-style products(…)

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The Holiday Kiddush

The Holiday Kiddush

A Story by Sholem Aleichem Translated by Curt Leviant   1. My gang of pals always called me Dunderhead. Was it because I refused to study? Well, that wasn’t the only reason. Truth is I didn’t want to study. Who does? Did they dub me Dunderhead on account of my wooden head? Maybe. Truth is,(…)

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10 ways to add some girl power to your seder

10 ways to add some girl power to your seder

By Avital Norman Nathman, Kveller.com (Kveller via JTA) — Whether you weave in one, a few, or all 10 of these tips, consider honoring the matriarchal roots of Judaism this Passover with a little girl power fun at your seder this year. Add an orange and coffee bean to your seder plate The orange represents(…)

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For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Vegetarian food brought Cantor Jenna Greenberg and Rabbi Josh Ginsberg together. The two met as students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, when a classmate organized a singles dinner at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown. Greenberg had become a vegetarian in her teens, Ginsberg in(…)

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Marking the passage from slavery to freedom

Marking the passage from slavery to freedom

By Dasee Berkowitz, JTA World News Service JERUSALEM (JTA) — Transitions are never easy. You decide to leave one place you know for unfamiliar territory. You don’t feel quite like yourself (and probably won’t for a while). You try to act like everything is fine even though you know that your whole life has just(…)

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A Passover feast: Where eggs and lemons meet fish

A Passover feast: Where eggs and lemons meet fish

By Shelley Adatto-Baumgarten, Jewish Sound Columnist Growing up Jewish-Turkish in Seattle, the eight-day festival of Passover was quite meaningful to me. Celebrating the flight from bondage in Egypt to liberation translated into a lot of holiday preparation. The Sephardim from Turkey were committed to the rules of grand hospitality and generosity that had been laid(…)

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Passover and the Promised Land

Passover and the Promised Land

By Rita Berman Frischer, Special to The Jewish Sound The Hebrew people may have schlepped on foot for 40 years, but modern transportation has updated traveling to and through the Promised Land. Kar-Ben Publishing marks this year’s Festival of Freedom, Passover, by featuring “Engineer Ari” and his intrepid train as a perfect vehicle for explaining(…)

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For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

By Marshall Weiss, JTA World News Service (The Dayton Jewish Observer/JTA) — Vegetarian food brought Cantor Jenna Greenberg and Rabbi Josh Ginsberg together. The two met as students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, when a classmate organized a singles dinner at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown. Greenberg had become a vegetarian(…)

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#Seder2015 hopes to bring millennials to the Passover table

#Seder2015 hopes to bring millennials to the Passover table

By Ryan Torok, L.A. Jewish Journal Millennials, what are you doing this Passover? If you’re not sure, perhaps look to Seder2015. Seder2015 is the latest brainchild of Michael Hebb, 39, a self-described “food provocateur” who last grabbed national attention for launching “Death Over Dinner,” a movement that brought people together around the dinner table to(…)

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Crunching the childhood lessons of Passover

Crunching the childhood lessons of Passover

By Edmon J. Rodman, JTA World News Service LOS ANGELES (JTA) — What did I really learn at the seder table? That is, besides discovering that the white horseradish was way hotter than the red and that my very worldly uncles couldn’t read a word of Hebrew? It’s a question worth considering as we invite(…)

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To life! One last time.

To life! One last time.

By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Thirteen years ago, the annual JTNews wine tasting was born. Today, it becomes a man. Like every lifecycle event in Jewish tradition, each one says goodbye to the past and marks the start of something new. Please join us in toasting The Jewish Sound on its(…)

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Looking for a seder?

Looking for a seder?

Compiled by Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Need a place to go for Passover? We can help! Listed here are seders throughout Washington State hosted by synagogues or other local organizations so you have a place to celebrate the feast of freedom. Contact each location directly for further information or to RSVP.(…)

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Bringing the Passover seder to life — on a game board

Bringing the Passover seder to life — on a game board

By Gwen Davis , Jewish Sound Correspondent You’re starving, you’ve been sitting too long, you’re overtired, and the baby won’t stop screaming. Sound like a familiar Passover seder scene to you? Tamara Pester thought so. So she invented Passover Bingo, which will allow seder-goers to become more engaged in the meal. Pester’s game engages both(…)

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The Hanukkah hammer

The Hanukkah hammer

By Rabbi Marc D. Angel, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals The Shabbat of Hanukkah was observed among Sephardim of the Ottoman Empire as “Shabbat Halbashah,” the Shabbat of providing clothing for the needy. Traditionally, the rabbi would deliver a sermon that day on the mitzvah of charity and lovingkindness. Beginning the following day, members(…)

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True or false? Test your Hanukkah knowledge

True or false? Test your Hanukkah knowledge

By Rivy Poupko Kletenik, Jewish Sound Columnist Dear Rivy, Two issues, both Hanukkah related. Every year we host our family’s Hanukkah party, which is lovely and we are happy to do it. Issue number one: I feel as if most of my family knows nothing about what Hanukkah is really about other than latkes and(…)

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