Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
Editor's Note: The following is adapted from MyJewishLearning.com's weekly "Ask the Expert" columns. Q: I'm a college student and I want to sell my chametz for Passover. One of my suitemates isn't Jewish. Can I just sell my chametz to her? How do I do it? -- Shayna, College Park A: As you may know, on Passover, Jewish law prohibits...
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Gary Landsman, Jewish Exponent Feature
The Passover seder -- the retelling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt -- is a ritual practiced by Jews across the globe. We gather with friends and loved ones recounting the miracles through story, song, food and, of course, wine -- so much wine in fact that more than 50 percent of the year's kosher wine sales occurs...
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Richard Greenberg, Washington Jewish Week
Jews are known as the "People of the Book," and that book, which has sustained them, guided them and kept them roughly on the same page throughout the generations, is, of course ... the Maxwell House Haggadah. Produced as a sales promotion by Maxwell House for the past 70-plus years (at least 50 million have been printed), the coffee maker's...
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Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
With lots of matzah -- boxes and boxes of the flat stuff -- are you kosher for Passover? What about the day after; then what happens? Last Passover, I began a personal exodus that saw me depart from the diet I'd been using since my early days. What better time to do it? Passover is a celebration of "going out"...
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Rafael Medoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Many of us recall the use of Passover themes in such Jewish political activity as the "Freedom Seders" of the Jewish student movement of the 1960s or the "Let My People Go" campaigns by Soviet Jewry advocates in the 1970s and 1980s. But the appearance of Passover imagery in contemporary Jewish politics goes back much farther than that. With Passover...
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