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  • No Bread for Obama

    Jews hold back on the bread for the holiday of Passover, and President Obama is no exception to that rule.  The King David hotel in Jerusalem has turned over their kitchen for Passover, precisely in time for the highly anticipated Israel trip of President Obama, so the President will only be eating kosher for Passover… More ▸

  • Matzah and Mideast diplomacy

    President Obama’s pre-passover trip to Israel — his first as president of the United States — will be kosher for Passover.  The King David Hotel is pushing forward its Passover production schedule to accomodate President Obama’s first visit to Israel while in office. Haaretz blogger Ilene Prusher writes: The entire King David Hotel, where he’ll… More ▸

  • That Aching Matzah Belly

    The Passover haggadah hopes that next year we will all be free, but what about now? Does consuming all that matzah have you feeling a little less "free" than usual?   To keep you on the march to freedom, no less a food authority  than Bon Appetit magazine has published a timely "5 Ways to Cure Matzo Belly."… More ▸

  • Matzo or ciabatta?

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  • Nod to Haggadah women

    To the Editor: Re: "Through women of the Haggadah, deepening the seder experience," I am so happy to see that someone besides me is noticing things that I noticed years ago. At the seders I have attended, it seems like only what Moshe did was given any time, attention or credit. What the women were… More ▸

  • Amazon to the rescue

    Too busy to go to the store for matzoh this year? makes it easy to order hand-made shmurah kosher-for-Passover matzoh without moving from the couch. Just reach…over….to …the…keyboard…..and click. Orders must be received by April 11 to guarantee pre-holiday delivery. If’ you’ve got the koiches, try this gluten-free Passover meal from the Lakewood Matzoh… More ▸

  • Khalikidan’s Passover Seder

    An Ethiopian Israeli family in Netanya shows how they celebrate the Passover Seder in this English-dubbed video on Shalom Sesame, Israel’s version of Sesame Street. Posting the video on, writer Matt Hawkins suggests it as a good way to show kids how different communities celebrate Jewish holidays. Like most of us, the family makes… More ▸