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In the past, I’ve been intimidated by Passover, especially by the course of the meal and by dietary restrictions that have led to my fear of bread. This year, as a person in recovery, I know that if I were to stop eating bread, I would continue to be beholden to my eating disorder.
Matzah is easily Passover’s most recognizable food, but every year, it seems to be the subject of criticism by people who aren’t thrilled about the prospect of eating it for a whole week. Fret not: It’s easy to transform your matzah into something you love!
Whether you observe seven or eight days of Passover and its dietary restrictions, get ready to indulge in chameitz (leavened foods) as it ends.
Among La BaOmer’s many facets are agricultural aspirations, a release from mourning, celebration of Torah learning, and mindfulness of religious suppression. Here are nine ways to celebrate safely in the time of coronavirus.
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.
The Passover holiday and the seder meal don’t have to include meat-based dishes like chicken soup and brisket. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from!
Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day every April. By contrast, ancient Jewish celebrations throughout the year remind us of our responsibility to safeguard the fragile planet God has entrusted to our care. Almost all of our Jewish observances reflect environmental concerns.