Passover

Seder2015 Brings Passover Into The Digital Age

03/26/2015

An appreciation for classics and architecture does not necessarily foster interest in the Passover seder.

Participants at one of Michael Hebb’s “test” seders use the resources from Seder2015.org. (Scott Macklin)

Ben & Jerry’s Charoset And 10 More Passover Ice Cream Ideas

03/25/2015

A few weeks after Ben & Jerry’s founders indicated that marijuana-infused ice cream may one day join its product line, the company’s kosher-for-Passover charoset flavor has been generating buzz.

Imagine if this Ben & Jerry’s truck were filled with 10 flavors of kosher-for-Passover ice creams. Wikimedia Commons

A Seder In ‘Paradise’

03/24/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

Recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I first came to Bonaire, a Dutch Caribbean island near Curacao, more than 30 years ago. I was treating myself to a vacation where no one knew me and I was far away from the stressful life in the “big city.”

Let My Pantry Go

Paula Shoyer’s ‘New Passover Menu’ strives for liberation from perceived culinary slavery.

03/24/2015
JNS.Org

For those who feel that Passover cooking can be as restrictive as their ancestors’ enslavement in Egypt, pastry chef and author Paula Shoyer says her new book “has arrived to set you free.”

Paula Shoyer

The Remix: Borscht

Not your Bubbe’s borscht, yo.

03/24/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

This is the next installment in our series The Remix, in which we seek to gently rework the more challenging dishes in the Jewish culinary canon. With a little bit of love, we’re convinced we can make any dish delicious, even ones that seem a bit bizarre to the modern palate.

8 Easy Tips To Help Your Child Know What To Expect During Passover

Passover is coming in just a few weeks! With changes to routines and food, children with special needs may need some extra support for these changes and be able to enjoy the holiday. Here are some easy tip to help your child get ready.

1. Use a calendar to count down the days until Passover.

2. Show your child pictures of friends and family that will be at your Seder. Discuss your relationship with each person. Suggest a possible topic your child can use to start a conversation with each person. 

At Streit’s 90-Year-Old Lower East Side Factory, ‘The Men’ Turn Out Their Last Matzah Batch

02/26/2015

Seated in his Lower East Side office, in front of a large portrait of company patriarch Aron Streit, Alan Adler avoids becoming too nostalgic.

Preparing The Wall For The High Holidays

10/01/2014
Staff Writer

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
Special To The Jewish Week

“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
Staff Writer

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
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