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Passover Food Guidelines

Passover Food Guidelines A word to the consumer: some manufacturers and stores exploit Passover by selling items that either require no supervision or are available from national brands at normal prices. For example, some national brands of apple juice are available...

Kashering the Home for Pesach

Kashering the Home for Pesach “What is all this work of yours?’ asks the Haggadah. Getting ready for Pesach involves a lot of work, but it’s a labor of love. The following material on how to kasher your kitchen for Passover is based on interpretations of Jewish law...

The Seder

The Seder The structure of this reliving and retelling is the Seder. The Hebrew word Seder means “order,” and the meal ritual has a very carefully constructed order to it. The Seder includes many rituals, such as eating matzah and maror (the bitter herbs) ,drinking...

Jewish History: Living in the Past and Present

Jewish History: Living in the Past and Present Passover marks the beginning of the relationship between God and the Jews as a people. Because it is the crucial event that marks the beginning of our sacred history, the Exodus is referred to repeatedly in Jewish liturgy...