Why IS This Night Different from all Other Nights? (Or Is It?)

Passover is one of the many Jewish holidays that is celebrated with a ritual feast. A feast filled with symbolic foods and a prescribed schedule for when to eat these foods. Depending upon how observant the participants are, there is a wide range of recipes for the ritual readings at a Passover Seder. Read More Why IS This Night Different from all Other Nights? (Or Is It?)

Beyond Brisket: Passover Food for the Rest of Us

Passover is upon us, kids. And beyond the deep religious significance, I think all of the observant Jews out there can agree that Passover really means one thing: bread fast. No leavened products for a week. No bread, no rice, no wheat, no pasta, no flour; pretty much, 90% of my diet is off-limits. The kosher rules for Passover can vary, depending on where you live and what type of Judaism you practice (for example, some people consider corn and corn products off-limits and others don’t). For the most part, though, it’s pretty clear: you’re going carb-free for a while, and, I’m going to be honest here, it sucks. Read More Beyond Brisket: Passover Food for the Rest of Us

Lunchtime Poll: Did You Celebrate Easter?

Y’all, I have had too many Cadbury eggs, and too much haroset, and if you can believe it, a little too much of this holiday in general. Let me explain: every year, my family mashes together Easter with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Did You Celebrate Easter?

Beyond Brisket: Passover Food for the Rest of Us

Passover is upon us, kids. And beyond the deep religious significance, I think all of the observant Jews out there can agree that Passover really means one thing: bread fast. No leavened products for a week. No bread, no rice, no wheat, no pasta, no flour; pretty much, 90% of my diet is off-limits. The kosher rules for Passover can vary, depending on where you live and what type of Judaism you practice (for example, some people consider corn and corn products off-limits and others don’t). For the most part, though, it’s pretty clear: you’re going carb-free for a while, and, I’m going to be honest here, it sucks. Read More Beyond Brisket: Passover Food for the Rest of Us