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Matzah

On the Last Day of Matzah: Zucchini 'Pasta' With Turkey Meatball

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Each day of this Passover holiday I've posted a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Today is the last day.

Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Spring Pizza with Asparagus, Potatoes and Goat Cheese

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Tomorrow, the last day of Passover, I'll deal with the craving for pasta. Today my goal was to come up with a Passover version of a thin-crust gourmet pizza -- something to which matzah, surprisingly, lends its itself really well.

Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Porcini-Stuffed Chicken Breasts in Red Wine Sauce

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Even the seemingly most abstruse points of Jewish dietary laws and practices have been debated for hundreds of years. Although non-Orthodox myself, I hoped I'd been careful to ensure that each recipe met the standards of Kashrut.

Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion
Danielle Crittenden Frum

a baker; and b) not a big dessert eater. If I'm going to squander my daily sugar allowance, I'd rather do so on a nice glass of red wine. Or two. But I'm probably in the minority.

Eight Delicious Ways and Days With Matzah: Shakshuka

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.04.2015 | Taste
Danielle Crittenden Frum

There are as many recipes for this dish as there are those who claim theirs is the only legitimate way of making it. From Tunisia to Turkey, everybody says they and they alone invented it. And no wonder: It's maybe the best breakfast-in-a-pan going.

Eight Days and 8 Delicious Gourmet Ways With Matzah

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Rather than fight the matzah, I'm going to lean in to it, as it were. Every day of the holiday I'll post a gourmet way to honor the commandment to eat matzah: eight easy recipes that are more friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction.

Passover Persian Style

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Dora Levy Mossanen

Family, friends, and loud children begin to trickle in; delicious waves of gossip swell and spread. Compliments sprinkle around like sugarcoated almonds. "What a sumptuous spread." "You look more beautiful than the full moon." "How in the world do you manage?"

Passover Is a Prelude to Action

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 05.31.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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.