Passover

Use Up Your Matzah

It happens every year: Passover ends and there’s a whole box of matzah sitting on the kitchen counter. Because of its historical and religious...

Preparing for Seders in Baltimore

Between cleaning, selling chametz and cooking up a feast, Passover is a holiday that requires a lot of preparation. Like in all years past, Baltimore...

Matzah Balls, Four Questions and a Postwar Celebration: Seniors Recall the Passover Seders of...

The matzah ball debate was alive and well at Bill Fox’s childhood seders. The matzah balls were either called feathers — the light, fluffy kind...

This Passover Season, Stress the Seasonings

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Passover starts the evening of April 5; there are signs of it everywhere. Kosher-for-Passover products are prominently displayed in major supermarkets. This year, traditional dishes...

Jewish Shoppers Struggle With Highest Prices in Recent Memory for Passover Food

A woman pushed her shopping cart down an aisle filled with Passover foods in a supermarket in northern New Jersey. She lifted a box...

Passover Desserts

Passover desserts often get a bad rap. Many of us have unpleasant memories of dry-as-dust, dense cakes, flavorless sponge cakes, stewed fruit compote or jellies...

Chicken Three Ways Courtesy of Aunt Beulah’s Recipe Cards

I have written before about my husband’s Aunt Beulah, who was everyone’s favorite matriarch. I recently uncovered a tranche of her recipes, some handwritten...

Will Elijah Be at Your Seder?

Daniel Matt Most Jews are not familiar with the biblical Elijah nor with his Talmudic portrayal. They know of him because of childhood memories of...

Author Martin Bodek Has a Shakespearean Twist on Passover

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Mike Wagenheim | JNS Wherefore is this Haggadah diff’rent from all oth’r Haggadahs? Author Martin Bodek, the writer of the “Emoji Haggadah,” “Festivus Haggadah” and “Coronavirus...
Children can now wear matzah-print pajamas to the seder.

Rabbi and mom develops Passover PJs

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By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen Rabbi Yael Buechler is hoping that her latest effort will cause some people to add an unofficial fifth question at their Passover...