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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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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Being Jewish (and Buddhist and Christian and Chinese)

By Amourence Lee A good story is supposed to have a beginning, middle and end, right? Well, this story about being Jewish only has a beginning. Yep, I’m Jewish. Exactly 50% Ashkenazi according to my genome. And Jewish law says I’m 100 percent because my mother is Jewish—which also makes my kids Jewish. I spent […]

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The Interfaith-Humanist-Vegan Passover Seder: A Mouthful in Many Ways

By Jared David Berezin When our eyes begin to burn and tear up my wife and I look at each other and laugh. That’s when we know the horseradish is ready. We also bake our own homemade matzah, and the unleavened flat bread resembles pita or injera (Ethiopian bread). Preparing Passover-friendly food from scratch and […]

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Who Am I to Yuck Your Yum?

We love Mo Willems books in our house! My little one just brought home one of his gazillions of titles called, I Really Like Slop. As I have written before, I now see the world through interfaith family lenses. When we read this story, all I could think about was interfaith couples at Passover! How […]

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It’s Time to Dispel the Urban Legend of the Orange on the Seder Plate

If you, like me, are past the age of 40, you may remember years ago hearing the claim that Little Mikey of LIFE cereal fame died from the explosive effects of mixing Pop Rocks candy with soda pop. Or you may have heard that children’s television show host Mr. Rogers (Fred Rodgers) always wore long-sleeved […]

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wine glasses close up for Passover dinner

Redefining the Meaning of the Seder

I had intended to lead the seder entirely on my own, but when I looked at my friends’ faces I realized that we were in this together

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Review of Our Haggadah

A review of Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, by Cokie and Steve Roberts – its strengths, accessibility, and uses for Passover seders.

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What Makes This Passover Meal Different

Creating a Passover seder that is both interfaith-friendly and kids-friendly has led to some creative options.

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Seder Plate Video

A video introduction to the ritual items, foods, that go on the Passover seder plate.

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