Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? The first time we hosted Pesach, I was so busy cooking that I neglected the most essential part of the meal -- the seder's ceremonial foods. "Did you buy horseradish root?" my husband asked. "Isn't the bottled stuff good enough?" I replied. "Yes, but I like a real root on the seder plate," he said. "And where is...
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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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Suzanne Kurtz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington When Stephanie Mattei was dating her boyfriend-turned-husband Angelo, she knew there was nothing more appropriate to make her South Philadelphia-bred Italian beau for dinner than pasta. But since it was Passover, and she is Jewish, there was only one option -- nonleavened noodles. "To this day, he still teases me about it!" says Mattei, 37, a psychologist in Havertown...
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Weaving together traditions that date back centuries
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Aaron Passman
Liz Rubin's family had a Purim tradition when she was growing up in Los Angeles. Every year, she and her family would buy tons of candy, grape juice and hamantashen. They organized it all in the dining room, then put it together in themed packages for friends and relatives. "It was almost like a whole section of the house was...
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