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Jewish Holidays

Matzah, Matzah… Prunes anyone?

March 31, 2009, by

Passover 1975. It seemed like a good idea. I’d introduce the subject of prayer to my religious school class at my local synagogue (Temple Beth Tikvah in Fullerton, CA) by asking my eager, precocious teenagers to write a telegram to G-d. I expected thank you’s and gimme’s. Imagine my reaction to this: “Dear G-d stop […]

Passover: “Lean” Cuisine

March 31, 2009, by

There’s Four Questions. Pick a question, any question… see if you can find it again! Actually, I was hoping you’d pick the fourth of these parables: 4. Why is this night different from all other nights? For on all other nights, we eat either sitting straight or leaning; But tonight we are required to lean! […]

Children’s Activities for Pesach

March 31, 2009, by

Click on the thumbnails to download the pdf Chad Gadya Stick Puppets 10 Plagues Finger Puppets Torah Adventures Comic Book Chapter 1 Pesach Finder Pesach Crowns Send a Pesach eCard! Learn more about Pesach

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

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 […]

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