Passover

Why count the omer?

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  When the Temple stood, the omer period began with the sacrifice of barley on the second day of Passover and ended seven weeks later...

The experience of Passover goes beyond flavor

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By Leah Holzel The pungent kick of horseradish on a fresh crisp sheet of matzah. The tender mouthfeel of a feather-light kneidel, moist with savory...

Passover foods with fiber — Is That Possible?

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By Linda Morel Most Jews look forward every Passover to their family’s traditional foods: matzah balls, briskets, kugels and rich desserts.They enjoy matzah with a...

Second-Night Seders — Serve Sephardi Symbolic Foods

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By Linda Morel Whenever I’ve hosted seders on the second night of Passover, I’ve worried — probably needlessly — that I should offer the family...

Finding meaning in a second Passover in isolation

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  BALTIMORE — About 17 percent of American adults have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and about a third of adults have received at least...

Passover 1999: Cyber seders reach the Internet

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JTA originally published this article on March 11, 1999. The report required quotation marks around hip new terms that readers might confuse with their...

A cheat sheet of holiday practices

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Passover is among the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. While the particulars vary significantly from community to community, and even among individual families, there...

How safe is an in-person seder?

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By Itzhak Brook Passover creates challenges for those who are looking forward to celebrate the seder in person with friends and family. The availability of...

For over 40 years, this man bought New York’s leavened bread products before Passover

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For decades, dozens of Orthodox rabbis would gather in a New York City synagogue on the morning before Passover and, one by one, sell...

Our writers explore the many traditions of Passover

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Preserving Moroccan traditions Each Passover, Abraham Azagury’s family reads the haggadah in Ladino, a language influenced by Spanish, Hebrew, Greek and Turkish. This Passover, Azagury,...