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Passover

Collage of some of the recipes featured in this roundup

Whether you observe seven or eight days of Passover and its dietary restrictions, get ready to indulge in chametz (leavened foods) as it ends.

Deborah Rood Goldman
Brightly colored map of Israel with cities labeled

Living in Israel demands that I ask myself four new and difficult questions this Passover.

Chelsea Feuchs
Aerial view of an empty chair at a wooden table

When we gather on April 19 and 20 to mark the first two nights of Passover, we will pray. And we will ask aloud: What makes this year’s seders different from all others

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Matzah brei with green onion garnish on a plate

As Reform Jews, it is incumbent upon us as individuals to determine which Passover practices are personally meaningful and to incorporate them into our celebration.

Jane E. Herman
Overflowing bucket of popcorn against a red background

Jews, our rabbi insisted, have a duty to resist this mistaken and harmful tradition by making it a point to eat kitniyot on Passover.

Juliette Hirt
Close up of a slice of potato kugel on a white plate

My recipe for a delicious potato kugel is a delicious, unique way to introduce your guests to the sacred Passover meal.

Deborah Fishman Shelby
Women holding hands in front of a rainbow flag

We read, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” These words have taken on deep meaning for me as I came out of the closet, got married, and had kids of my own: Our freedom and redemption are founded on being inclusive and welcoming.

Dara Lithwick
Close up image of a colorful seder plate with ritual elements upon it

"You won’t smell soup cooking yet / or cake or kugel or tzimmes baking / on the day before Passover."

Bruce Black
Little girl with curly brown hair holding matzah up close to her face as if to break it

I know that if I don’t have a few tricks up my sleeve, my boys will be glued to a screen 24/7. If you’re in the same position, here are a few tips for keeping kids busy.

Deborah Goldberg
Black and white photo of people working the land on an early kibbutz
The Four Questions page in a Haggadah used on a kibbutz in 1952

For secular kibbutzniks, the Four Questions let them express ideas about living on a collective, challenges of Zionist settlement, and the state of Jewish life worldwide.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

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