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Jewish Holidays

Passover Dinner Elegance

March 30, 2009, by

Add elegance without effort to your Passover Dinner. Plus a Passover Dinner in Minutes that won’t break your calorie or time bank. Read Linda Gassenheimer’s “Dinner in Minutes” food column.

Pesach: Chametz Seen

March 29, 2009, by

Of Biblical Proportions is a fresh, new comic strip that depicts the weekly Torah portion with modern, humorous twists. The cartoon was conceived and created by NY-based freelance cartoonist Chari Pere. You can view more of her work at www.charipere.com and www.heyyiddlediddle.com.

Put the Coin in Now!

March 26, 2009, by

The more one serves God and follows the Torah, the freer the person is because he isn’t enslaved to his desires or the zeitgeist. Trading in one servitude for another – gaining freedom by serving G-d. A shiur by Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division.

Tzafun & Tzafona: How Lechem Oni Becomes Afikomen

March 26, 2009, by

How does the matzah shift from being poor man’s bread at the beginning of the Seder, in maggid, to being a symbol of freedom by the time we get to the Afikomen? Esther Wein’s new shiur for Parshat Vayikra and Rosh Chodesh Nissan.

You Won’t Believe These Are Passover Desserts!

March 25, 2009, by

The Passover cakes I remember from my childhood were almost always sponge cakes. The number of eggs in the cake would depend on whose recipe my mother would decide to try that year. Her biggest challenge was to create a cake that would reach the top of her tube pan. She might use anywhere from […]

OU Kosher Pre-Pesach Webcast 5769

Practical Issues in Hilchos Pesach In this extra-special video, the Orthodox Union’s prominent Poskim, Rav Yisroel Belsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, and Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan, return to focus on issues of practical halacha related to Pesach. This year’s topics include: Is Quinoa on the list of […]

Bittersweet: The Sweetest Marror

March 25, 2009, by

When I was growing up, my Zeidy was the king of our Seder. His afikomen was by far the hardest to steal, actually nearly impossible, because he “hid” it in his jacket and guarded it with his life. But what gave him the crown was the fact that he ate freshly grated horseradish as his marror, bitter […]

Haroset, Any Style

March 25, 2009, by

Like most Ashkenazi Jews I grew up thinking that haroset meant grated apples mixed with ground up walnuts and a little Manischewitz wine. Never mind that we read the Haggadah twice during the holiday and discussed its meaning and I learned that we ate haroset to symbolize the mortar spread between the bricks that were […]

Passover Dinner and the Bounties of Spring

March 25, 2009, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on OURadio.org! Tonight’s Dinner in Minutes? Grilled Salmon with Olive Tapenade and Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus Grilled salmon with an olive tapenade garnish makes an elegant dish that takes very little effort. Serve it for the family or for guests during this Holiday week. Grill this salmon on a […]