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Passover Is a Prelude to Action

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Every year on Passover, Jewish people recall that "once we were slaves and now we are free." We dip celery in salt water to remember the tears of the Israelites in captivity.

Your Seder. Your History.

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

Passover is a story of the victory of the powerless over the powerful, the slave over the master. Given the context, it's natural that seder table talk often turns political. But arguments that turn hostile aren't liberating. They are stifling.

One Family's Unwritten Recipe For Matzah Ball Soup

HooplaHa | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
HooplaHa

Not every kitchen creation comes from a cookbook. Some of the most memorable meals come from the ones passed down from generation to generation.

Passover Matzos

Dough Mamma | Posted 03.31.2015 | Taste
Dough Mamma

I decided I would "skip" Passover this week. Feeling only slightly guilty, I thought I would make matzos for Passover to try to win at least a few points with the big guy in the sky. After all, I was focusing on the holiday while baking, so that should count for something -- right?

America's Oldest Matzo Factory Is Leaving New York's 'Jewish Plymouth Rock'

The Associated Press | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been ...

Chocolate Causes for Passover: Season of Freedom

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Passover's chocolate layers new causes onto age-old themes of freedom, peoplehood and monotheism. Recent campaigns have responded to the need for chocolate that is both kosher for the festival and also fair trade certified. Until 2012 it was not possible to find both.

How To Make Matzo Granola

Laura Kumin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

When Passover arrives and I have to give up my favorite granola for a week, I'm not a happy camper.

Passover Memories: Of Aliens, Foil and Shmaltz

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

After a month of cleaning, cooking and stress, my father was in no mood to give the NYPD a course in the laws of Pesach. Instead, he took the easier route and told the officers that the tin foil was there to protect against the aliens.

Let My People Go

Francis Levy | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Francis Levy

About half way through the Passover holiday you start thinking about bagels. You crave bagels because you can't have them. It's not the same as wanting a matzah on Chanukah.

Finding Business Wisdom in a Box of Matzah

Alan Gregerman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Alan Gregerman

Even if the heart of your 'offerings' is all about authenticity or a certain biblical requirement. The most enduring businesses, offerings and people are the ones that consistently figure this out.

Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbors' Candy

Carin Davis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

For one week each spring, grocery stores display both a Passover aisle and an Easter aisle, stocked with colorful baskets and a mountain of candy. And at the top of that confectionery Mt. Sinai? The Cadbury Creme Egg.

A Guide to Going Kosher for Passover 2014

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Going "kosher for Passover" is a cool way to do spring-cleaning, start a healthier diet, and get spiritual. While preparation requires some effort, understanding what is required can make the task cheaper, faster, and easier, giving you more time to prepare for the spirit of the holiday.

The Best Unleavened Rolls For Passover

Laura Kumin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Once you get into a groove with music blaring and your hands full of matzo meal dough, it's easy to keep going.

Innermost Secret of Passover Seder: Charoset

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine. So the question would seem obvious: Why is there charoset on the Seder plate? That's the most secret Question at the Seder.

Man-oh-Manischewitz: Passover's Second Chance

Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer

This Wednesday, April 24, marks a little-known holiday on the Jewish calendar: Pesach Sheini -- Second Passover. Truth be told, it is a little different that the original holiday.

Unleavened Equality

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin | Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

It is time to mobilize, to part the seas and walk together to the promised land that the founders of our great nation dreamt into existence. It is time to help our nation become a place that is truly built on "liberty and justice for all."

Easy-to-Bake Homemade Matzo

Loren Brill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Taste
Loren Brill

Matzo is just flour and water! I could have made it from scratch this whole time! Warning: store-bought matzo will never taste the same again.

Matzah: Hope And Integrity

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Matzah reminds us to be ourselves at our truest level, rather than to take on airs by pretending to be someone we are not. It asserts the virtue of simple truth over dissembling nuance.

10 Minute Seder, World's Shortest Kosher Haggadah

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Here is the dilemma. You want to do a proper Seder, but need for whatever reason to get the Seder over and done with and you end up skipping essential parts of the Seder. With this in mind I created the 10 Minute Haggadah.

Passover Seder Faux Pas

Epicurious | Posted 03.25.2013 | Taste
Epicurious

Passover starts tonight, which means brisket and charoset are soon to debut on your holiday table. Rabbi Simcha Weinstein talked with us about seder faux pas, unruly guests and the best gift to give at Passover.

The Tyranny Of The Sandwich And The Bread Of Affliction

Deborah Lott | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Deborah Lott

Passover day in 1960, the world broke down into sandwich eaters and weirdos, and in my classmates' eyes, there was no doubt to which category I belonged.

Bread Of Freedom Or Affliction?

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Freedom is not simply the ability to choose to do whatever we like so long as we do not harm others. It is born in the sense of solidarity that leads those who have more than they need to share with those who have less.

14 Matzo Ball Recipes That Are Almost As Good As Your Mother's

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.10.2014 | Taste

From 'sinkers' to 'floaters' there's a matzo ball for everyone.

Passover 2012: How I Stayed Connected Via Instagram (PHOTOS)

Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Ethan Klapper

I've been on Instagram for months, but had never felt more engaged on this social network than during Passover.

Information Age Lessons From Passover

Dovid Efune | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Dovid Efune

The Jewish Sages of old implemented rituals of remembrance and practice that utilized all possible communicative stimulants that their era presented them with. Perhaps we will be inspired to apply their historic challenge to the trials of our age.