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  • 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 ▸

  • What, You Took Us Seriously?

      A haredi community in Jerusalem earned a harsh life lesson this Passover when they “sold” their hametz to a non-Jewish man, believing he would “return” the goods to them when the eight-day holiday was over.   That was before they stashed their expensive liquor in the same storage room, as detailed in this Jerusalem… More ▸

  • Whatsamatta with Quinoa?

    Besides the difficulty people have with pronouncing it (try KEEN-wah, or Ki-NOH-ah), this nutritious, gluten-free pseudo-grain has become a bone of rabbinic contention.   Is it, or isn’t it, kosher for Pesach?   According to an article in today’s New York Times, the Chicago Rabbinical Council gives the green light to certain brands of quinoa… More ▸

  • Are Christian Seders kosher?

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  • Matzo or ciabatta?

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  • A Fifth Question

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  • Virtual seder, real kids

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  • Tips for non-Jews at their first Seder

      InterfaithFamily.com has posted a host of resources for non-Jews attending – or hosting – their first Passover Seder.   Learn why the holiday is so important to Jews (it’s all about family, the site suggests) and get insight into the Jewish concept of time (it’s holy).   The romantic implications are also explored in… More ▸