Holidays

What is “Matzoh” or “Matzah”?

June 29, 2006, by

Matzah is a crisp, flat, unleavened bread, made of flour and water, which must be baked before the dough has had time to rise. It is the only type of “bread” which Jews may eat during Passover, and it must be made specifically for Passover use, under rabbinical supervision. Eating Matzah on Passover commemorates the […]

How Do I Prepare for Passover

June 29, 2006, by

What Special Preparations Must Be Made In The Jewish Home For Passover? The home must be thoroughly cleaned of all Chametz before Passover. Any Chametz not removed from a Jew’s premises before Passover should be sold. Jewish law forbids the use of any Chametz which remains in a Jew’s possession during Passover, even after the […]

What Is “Kosher for Passover”

June 29, 2006, by

What Does “KOSHER FOR PASSOVER” Mean? During Passover, Jewish law forbids the consumption or possession by Jews of all edible fermented grain products (Chametz) or related foods. Therefore, even foods and household products which meet the strict, year-round dietary regulations, and are considered Kosher, are nevertheless, often unacceptable, or require special preparation for Passover use […]

When does Passover Begin?

June 29, 2006, by

According to Biblical law, Passover is determined by the Jewish lunar calendar, and begins on the eve of the fifteenth day of the month of Nisan. The English date varies from year to year, falling in March or in April. View our holiday calendar for the English dates

What is Passover?

June 26, 2006, by

Passover is an eight day Jewish holiday, of Biblical origin, marking the birth of the Jews as a people and their emergence as a unique nation in history, devoted to G-d’s will. It celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt over 3000 years ago, under the leadership of Moses.

Freedom’s Flag

May 4, 2006, by

A photo slideshow in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut With stripes inspired by the tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) and a Star of David as the common symbol of B’nai Yisrael from Biblical times, the flag of The State of Israel blows in the breeze. First displayed in Rishon-LeZion in 1885, it can be seen here from […]

Pesach in Pictures

April 26, 2006, by

A VISIT TO THE MATZAH FACTORY A Photo Story View Slideshow Many like to take part in the mitzvah of matzah, personally going to bake the matzot. Each finds some aspect of the process to contribute to. Every year, erev Pesach, my father, and many others, take a trip to the matzah factory to bake, […]