Passover

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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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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A Passover miracle

A Passover miracle

By Lian Caspi, Special to the Jewish Sound “SAVE ME, OH LORD” are the words that are boldly painted on the back of the bouncing van in front of us. That’s not far from what I’m thinking. Dearest God, it’s not enough that you brought the Jews out of Egypt for Passover. Please bring Lian(…)

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In music, tracing the 600-year odyssey of the Sarajevo Haggadah

In music, tracing the 600-year odyssey of the Sarajevo Haggadah

By Penny Schwartz, JTA World News Service BOSTON (JTA) — Growing up in Bosnia, Merima Kljuco was familiar with the Sarajevo Haggadah. The medieval, illuminated manuscript was considered a treasure of the Bosnian National Museum for more than a century. Its 600-year journey from Spain through Italy and then Sarajevo, and its survival through persecution(…)

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Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

By Mollie Katzen, JNS.org Vegetarians, and especially vegans, need some high-protein plant food with a bit of heft to keep them going during Passover, especially if observing the Ashkanazic tradition that forbids eating kitniyot — a category that includes legumes, most grains, and some seeds. Meat eaters also might want to break the monotony of potatoes(…)

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Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head

Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound When “The Sixty Minute Seder” came across my desk a few weeks back, I didn’t give it much thought. When, not much later, a bigger, prettier “The 60 Minute Seder” landed in roughly the same spot, I thought maybe the publishers had, curiously, printed a larger version. Once(…)

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What to do with all those leftover eggs

What to do with all those leftover eggs

Eileen Goltz Special to JTNews I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbor’s 4-year-old granddaughter. She explained to me that during the seder at her grandfather’s house you find the afikomen, and then you eat chocolate because — according to the book Grandpa got her that’s all about a crazy seder in outer space(…)

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