Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775
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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
The Exodus narrative -- so central to our Passover seder -- also informs our social consciousness as a people. The Bible teaches in very strong words, v'ahavtem et ha'ger, you must love the stranger, the other, the individual who is the underdog in whatever society you happen to find yourself, ki gerim hayitem b'eretz Mitzrayim, because you were the other,...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For home cooks, the eight days of Passover have always constituted a challenge. The basic rule has been that any product that is fermented or can cause fermentation may not be eaten. That includes five grains: wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. However, Sephardic tradition has always allowed rice to be used. Growing up in Scotland in the 1960s, as...
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Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Want to know a little secret that helps me keep my kitchen cool during the major food holiday that's fast approaching? Last year, 99 percent of what I made for Passover wouldn't qualify as a Passover recipe. Of course the dishes were all kosher for Passover, but they didn't require any major Passover ingredient tweaks. These recipes were , however,...
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Josh Feigelson
Of all the words we utter at the Pesach seder, the word k'ilu (it's translated as two words, "as if") rings most important. The word is found in Rabban Gamliel's Mishnaic declaration: "In every generation, every person is obligated to see himself or herself as if he or she personally went out of Egypt." "As if." This phrase signals the...
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A Jew from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Philadelphia with two small children; a teenage victim of domestic abuse from Guatemala; a survivor of the Rwandan genocide; and an undocumented immigrant from Bolivia. These four immigrants all received assistance from local Jewish community members and have, in turn, found ways to help others. This year, local Jewish families...
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