Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
Creators of Judaica reveal their inspirations
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S etting the seder table with her mother is one of Joy Stember’s cherished childhood memories. Before their Melrose Park home became filled with friends, laughter and prayers, Stember and her mother had their own ritual. “For place settings, we used my grandmother’s fine china with gold edging, which we only used at Passover and Rosh Hashanah,” Stember says. “Then...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE One of the biggest problems with the week of Pesach is that so much of the food is so heavy. Eggs, oil, matzah meal and meat -- lots and lots of meat and chicken, and then maybe some more meat. Sometimes, all you want is a little bit of nothing to fill in the times between the...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
Let's face it, sometimes Passover food can get monotonous -- how many potatoes can one person eat? So when the family tires of chicken and potatoes or roast and potatoes, why not try using whole matzah as a raw material? There are matzah kugels and matzah roll-ups. Sephardi Jews often dampen matzah before eating it; then it can be filled...
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Talk about a tech-minded culture: This Passover season, you can get rid of chametz with the help of your cell phone. Seriously. A free iPhone app just released by New York software development company RustyBrick provides guidance for seeking, selling and destroying the leavened goods. The app includes rabbinic explanations of the Jewish laws regarding the removal of chametz prior...
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Dasee Berkowitz, JTA
What woman has changed your life? My toddler intuited his answer when he said to me, "Thank you, ima , for making me." That's right, folks -- mothers, hands down, have probably had the single biggest impact on our lives. Giving birth to children is probably one of the most courageous -- not to mention painful -- things that women...
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