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How Will We Answer Their More-Than-Four Questions?

They’ll have more than four questions. How will we answer them?

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Spinach Farfel

Try this easy vegetarian dish for Passover

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Ay Vey! A Kosher-for-Passover Easter . . . with Recipes

Personal narrative and recipes by a Puerto Rican Jew-by-choice who developed a Kosher-for-Passover Easter dinner that would fit her traditions into a kosher home

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The Kids’ Table

Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday because it is mostly about storytelling. Every year, my family sits around the Passover table and tells the story of how the Jews escaped slavery in Egypt by blindly following Moses across the Red Sea. The story is about freedom, faith and most of all, food. We eat matzah […]

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Matzah Chilaquiles

Matzah chilaquiles make the perfect Passover breakfast

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Community Comes Together for Baby’s 1st (Interfaith) Passover

A funny thing happened when I had a baby. People in my neighborhood whom I had never spoken to started speaking to me. They had seen me walking around Brooklyn since I myself was a baby. They had spotted me on my bicycle, buying candy and I’m sure some had seen me in my various […]

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Easter

Our Nonexistent Springtime Dilemma

Easter and Passover, in my experience, don’t create the same kind of difficulties as their winter counterparts, Christmas and Hanukkah. The Easter/Passover question fails to inspire the same degree of emotion as questions over the presence or absence of a Christmas tree in an interfaith family’s home. Still, each spring my family finds a new […]

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Burmolikos: Bulgarian Matzah Puffs

Missing morning carb treats like doughnuts? No need to stress if you are following the culinary traditions for Passover. Burmolikos are light, soft puffs of egg and matzah that are fried in oil (and bear no resemblance to heavy matzah fritters). They are a wonderful treat eaten by Bulgarian Jews during Passover and year-round because they are […]

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Cooking From Memory

My grandma Zelda taught me many things about Judaism and preparing for the Jewish holidays. However, what she did not teach me was her recipes. In fact, in all the years I watched and helped her cook, I don’t ever remember seeing her follow a recipe or consult a cookbook. Whenever she cooked, she did […]

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My Eastover Basket

Passover and Easter don’t have to blend just because they overlap

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