Passover

Preparing The Wall For The High Holidays

10/01/2014
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According to legend, a destitute man came to a rabbinic sage in Jerusalem in the middle of the 18th century, complaining of his economic plight. The rabbi’s advice: He wrote an amulet on parchment and instructed the man to place it between the stones of what was then called the Wailing Wall.

For Israelis, A Seder Shidduch

Beating back the homesick blues on Passover, with a little help from some fellow expats.

04/17/2014
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“I call it ‘The Orphanage’,” Elad Kabilio laughs. He’s referring to a conglomerate of borrowed tables, each a different height, which — when pushed together and camouflaged by a white cloth — becomes a large seder table. Surrounded by 20 to 30 mismatched chairs, it takes up the entire living room in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment. “It’s where people without their families come.”

The seder table for Israeli “orphans” at Elad Kabilio’s apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. Elad Kabilio

Passover Seder Losing Steam As Key Marker Of Affiliation

Observers gnash their teeth as attendance at ritual meal drops; young Jews want DIY Passover.

04/09/2014
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Monday night will be a typical weeknight for Sam Biederman.

After he finishes work as director of communications at the New School in Greenwich Village, he may head to the gym for a workout. Or go out for drinks with friends. Or watch some TV at home.

Brooklyn’s Avital Chizhik says many young Jews are turned off by the “Orthodox language” of many seders. Avital Chizhik

Preparing For Pesach

04/08/2014
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Jewish tradition suggests that preparation for Passover starts 30 days before the holiday starts. In other words, right after Purim.

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Bottles For Passover

Top picks to make sure those four cups satisfy.

04/07/2014
Special to the Jewish Week

With Passover just around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a couple of wines to enjoy over the holiday.

Pasco Project #1. Courtesy of Skyview Wine & Spirits

An Austrian, Organic Grape Juice For Passover

04/02/2014

De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards, a Florida-based food products company, is making a new organic grape juice from Austrian vineyards, "WOW! This Is It!" for Passover, acccording to a press release.

WOW! This Is It! Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards

Passover And Jewish Personhood

04/01/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

Who are Jewish Americans and what do we really believe? The approach of Pesach offers an especially good opportunity to raise that question. The seder, after all, is the single most widely observed ritual among Jewish Americans. Why might that be?

Brad Hirschfield

Osem Launches Sweepstakes

03/26/2014

Osem USA is celebrating Passover with a Grand Prize Sweepstakes offering a purse of $2,500, according to a press release from the company.

Courtesy of Osem

A Sweet, Ethically-Sourced Passover

Kosher chocolate goes fair trade in a partnership between T'ruah and Fair Trade Judaica.

03/07/2014
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Courtesy of Fair Trade Judaica

Matzah Time In Newark

02/25/2014
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The first seder is more than six weeks away, but it’s the heart of the Passover season at the Manischewitz production facility in Newark, N.J.

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