What’s on the Menu for an Interfaith Passover?

My Catholic family’s hosting Passover this year. Here’s what’s on the menu

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Vegan Funfetti Cheesecake Bites

No-bake, gluten-free? Yes, please. These little bites are perfect for Passover and Easter

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Next Question: How to Find an Officiant?

I don’t want anyone to panic, but we’re nearly at the six-month mark. Six months until….holy moly matrimony. Luckily, we’ve figured a few things out. Like that big question: who will officiate the ceremony? One of the pieces of InterfaithFamily’s work that I’m most excited about is how they work with couples to find officiants […]

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This Passover Let Your Creativity Go Wild

This post originally appeared on Jane’s Interfaith and Jewish blog. If you or your Jewish partner is like me, you remember your childhood Passover seders as long and boring affairs. There was no child-friendly Haggadah, toy plagues, or jumping around as everyone sang “Frogs here! Frogs there! Frogs were jumping everywhere.” Maybe there was a […]

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Ice Cream Pyramids for Jon Stewart (and You)

Jon Stewart, born Jonathan Leibowitz, is one of America’s best known Jews, and also in an inter-faith marriage. In 2012, as Passover and Easter were approaching Stewart encouraged Jews to up the ante on Passover as it wasn’t competing very well against Easter, especially for kids. In the “Faith Off” clip below, from The Daily […]

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My Wife Eats Cereal in The Garage

We have been through 20 Passovers together. My wife does pretty well with the eating restrictions but somewhere around the middle of the holiday, there she is eating cereal in the garage. That’s where I store the chametz, the bread products that are off-limits during Passover, to make the rest of the house ready for […]

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Passover Memories

I have visceral memories of Passover as a child. It was a time, not a meal. My mother who worked more than full time was home. We would rush to the kosher butcher for a huge slab of brisket. I loved going (this was the only time we went to the butcher during the year) […]

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How to Make Your Passover Seder Fun for Kids

Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays and many Jewish families have some type of Passover seder, but preparing to host a seder can be intimidating. This is true whether or not you grew up Jewish—and, as I can personally attest, even if you’re a rabbi! Seder means “order” in Hebrew, and […]

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Special Diets + Passover = Stress

Following a special diet can be a challenge. Most of us have followed a diet in the past to lose weight, or for humanitarian or health reasons. Some of us are on one right now. In my own small circle of family, friends and colleagues, almost all of the major diet categories are covered. We […]

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Asian Meatballs

The flavor of this dish—thanks to the cilantro, basil and ginger—is far from anything you’re likely to eat during Passover, and that’s a welcome change after eating the same matzah pizza meal after meal

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