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Brooklyn soup kitchen opens for seders

Brooklyn soup kitchen opens for seders

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It’s not easy making Passover seder. There’s the cleaning, the cooking, the logistical and emotional challenges of hosting guests. Then there’…

Accomplishing our purpose

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In this week’s Torah portion of Shemini, the Torah relates that on the inaugural day of the Mishkan (tabernacle), the traveling temporary home…

Fleeing the Egypt of our minds

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Passover

Bukharian Jews, now Americans, face new set of challenges

Bukharian Jews, now Americans, face new set of challenges

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NEW YORK — The restaurants are packed on the wide boulevard in the Queens borough of this city known as the Bukharian Broadway.

From our families to yours, Happy Passover!

From our families to yours, Happy Passover!

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Here’s what you should know about gluten-free matzah

Here’s what you should know about gluten-free matzah

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Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke – after all, regular unleavened bread tastes pretty cardboard-like already.

6 social justice-themed seder supplements

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At Passover, Jews around the world gather around their dining-room tables to remember their past plight as slaves in Egypt. But the seder can …

Latino-Jewish seder participants get personal

Latino-Jewish seder participants get personal

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When Rabbi Robert Kravitz pulled off his tie at the Latino-Jewish Seder on March 21, he said it was symbolic of seeking freedom. Wearing a tie…

Four cups of five-star wines

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Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the mindset is that since Jews …

Special needs seder: ‘Opening the conversation’

Special needs seder: ‘Opening the conversation’

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Two weeks before Passover, Rabbis Elana Kanter and Michael Wasserman of The New Shul were leading a model seder – a very special one, using a …

The 5 best exotic Passover hotels

The 5 best exotic Passover hotels

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The Sun Belt is so yesterday.

Opening the door for Elijah

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Passover

Preparing for Pesach in Ukraine’s last shtetl

Preparing for Pesach in Ukraine’s last shtetl

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At first glance, the drab town of Bershad, Ukraine, 160 miles south of Kiev, seems nearly identical to the other settlements that dot the pove…

Temple Beth Shalom to hold women’s seder

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Temple Beth Shalom in Sun City is inviting the women of the community to a Women’s Interactive Seder, “to share a Passover experience with a f…

Reflections from our family's interfaith seders

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Born into a Catholic family with a Jewish surname, I should have expected I would one day find myself leading a Passover seder.

Vayikra: A rabbinic Facebook discussion

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Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5:26

10 tips to avoid a boring seder

10 tips to avoid a boring seder

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If your Passover seder is anything like mine, it can resemble the world’s most difficult classroom: different ages, ranging from 3 to 93, and …

7 new kids' books for Passover

7 new kids' books for Passover

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From the wizardry of Harry Potter that echoes with Passover’s themes to a cartoon frog who wisecracks his way through the seder, this year’s n…

What makes a successful seder leader?

What makes a successful seder leader?

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What kind of leadership style works best for a seder? During a period when we are experiencing a shake-up in national leadership, you may want…

Rabbi Allouche presents demo seder

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Rabbi Pinchas Allouche will present "Passover on Fire! An Instructional Demo Seder" 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Ina Levine Jewish Com…