Reposted from Yeshiva.co. One of the well-known statements of Midrash about the Exodus of Israel from Egyptian bondage is that the Jewish people, our ancestors, were redeemed from Egypt in the merit of the righteous Jewish women of the time. We tend to judge Jewish righteousness purely in terms of tradition, ritual and observance and
If I were stuck on a dessert Island and I had to pick just one ingredient to take with me, it would probably be potatoes. Potatoes are delicious, full of carbs to keep me energized, and incredibly versatile. You can eat them mashed, fried, in gnocchi or kugel, as a crisp latke or creamy chremsel. Which
Marjorie Ingall of Tablet Magazine spent a day last year at The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History looking into how American soldiers celebrated Passover during WW2. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommè [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.”
Enjoy a brief look at the new NCSY haggadah: “Just One: One thought-provoking idea on each section of the Pesach Seder.” You can view and download the entire haggadah here.
Pesach recipes are everywhere you look. Facebook alone abounds in groups dedicated to Passover recipes. We searched through some of our favorite food blogs for some easy treats this Pesach. Here’s a sample menu we put together for some chol hamoed dining delights. Charoset Smoothie (Dairy) Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat gives a twist to these seder
Add elegance without effort to your Passover Dinner. Plus a Passover Dinner in Minutes that won’t break your calorie or time bank.
Many of us think that because we can’t have bread, rice, pasta or grains on Pesach, we need to stuff ourselves with starchy side dishes. Why not try a healthier alternative? Simply include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables when planning your menus. Creamy Carrot Soup 6 servings Simply dill-icious! Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive or
On Pesach we’re all looking for those new and different appetizers and entrees that aren’t the same old same old recycled bubbie-centric BORING ones we default to. To combat the unexciting with the interesting I suggest you look to the eggplant. Eggplant can actually add a sophisticated flavor to ho hum dishes (Pesach not withstanding)
Parve Strawberry Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 egg white ½ cup sugar 1 pint strawberries (washed and sliced) 1 container Passover pareve whipped topping Instructions: Using an electric mixer or balloon whisk, whip the egg white while gradually adding the sugar until soft peaks form. Slowly add the sliced strawberries while mixing and beat for 5
Ancient cars rolled down the few newly paved streets. Sparking restaurants awaited a sudden rush of curious American tourists in Old Havana’s center, while the rest of the city was stuck in the 1950s. Anti-Bush graffiti and portraits of Fidel Castro papered the walls as did signs about the imminent New Year’s Day celebration for