Passover

Looking for lunch this Passover?

Looking for lunch this Passover?

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound What’s better than getting your lunch at one of the many food trucks around town on any given day? Getting your lunch at a food truck during Passover that’s actually kosher for Passover! Armed with an Ignition grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and in partnership(…)

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Brisket in a pie? Why not for Passover?

Brisket in a pie? Why not for Passover?

By Tami Ganeles-Weiser, The Nosher Savory meat pies have been everyday fare in Britain since the early Middle Ages, and Cumberland pie is a variant that doesn’t get as much notice. It is not only delicious, but it is a great way to use cooked meat. With the accessibility of so many parve milk-style products(…)

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The Holiday Kiddush

The Holiday Kiddush

A Story by Sholem Aleichem Translated by Curt Leviant   1. My gang of pals always called me Dunderhead. Was it because I refused to study? Well, that wasn’t the only reason. Truth is I didn’t want to study. Who does? Did they dub me Dunderhead on account of my wooden head? Maybe. Truth is,(…)

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10 ways to add some girl power to your seder

10 ways to add some girl power to your seder

By Avital Norman Nathman, Kveller.com (Kveller via JTA) — Whether you weave in one, a few, or all 10 of these tips, consider honoring the matriarchal roots of Judaism this Passover with a little girl power fun at your seder this year. Add an orange and coffee bean to your seder plate The orange represents(…)

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For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Vegetarian food brought Cantor Jenna Greenberg and Rabbi Josh Ginsberg together. The two met as students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, when a classmate organized a singles dinner at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown. Greenberg had become a vegetarian in her teens, Ginsberg in(…)

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The sparks of a radiant tomorrow

By Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue Our tradition assumes the possibility of four different levels of interpretation to any text, from the literal to the esoteric. One of these levels, the allegorical level, allows us to understand our Biblical stories as universal archetypes relating to the human spiritual journey. The opening verses of(…)

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A Passover feast: Where eggs and lemons meet fish

A Passover feast: Where eggs and lemons meet fish

By Shelley Adatto-Baumgarten, Jewish Sound Columnist Growing up Jewish-Turkish in Seattle, the eight-day festival of Passover was quite meaningful to me. Celebrating the flight from bondage in Egypt to liberation translated into a lot of holiday preparation. The Sephardim from Turkey were committed to the rules of grand hospitality and generosity that had been laid(…)

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Passover and the Promised Land

Passover and the Promised Land

By Rita Berman Frischer, Special to The Jewish Sound The Hebrew people may have schlepped on foot for 40 years, but modern transportation has updated traveling to and through the Promised Land. Kar-Ben Publishing marks this year’s Festival of Freedom, Passover, by featuring “Engineer Ari” and his intrepid train as a perfect vehicle for explaining(…)

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For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

For Passover, a clergy couple’s vegetarian seder menu

By Marshall Weiss, JTA World News Service (The Dayton Jewish Observer/JTA) — Vegetarian food brought Cantor Jenna Greenberg and Rabbi Josh Ginsberg together. The two met as students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, when a classmate organized a singles dinner at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown. Greenberg had become a vegetarian(…)

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#Seder2015 hopes to bring millennials to the Passover table

#Seder2015 hopes to bring millennials to the Passover table

By Ryan Torok, L.A. Jewish Journal Millennials, what are you doing this Passover? If you’re not sure, perhaps look to Seder2015. Seder2015 is the latest brainchild of Michael Hebb, 39, a self-described “food provocateur” who last grabbed national attention for launching “Death Over Dinner,” a movement that brought people together around the dinner table to(…)

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Rediscovering you

By Rabbi Mark Spiro, Living Judaism   Obese Ohio man found fused to chair he sat in for 2 years A morbidly obese Ohio man was in the hospital Tuesday after police found him fused to a chair he had not moved from in two years and were forced to cut a hole in the(…)

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Bringing the Passover seder to life — on a game board

Bringing the Passover seder to life — on a game board

By Gwen Davis , Jewish Sound Correspondent You’re starving, you’ve been sitting too long, you’re overtired, and the baby won’t stop screaming. Sound like a familiar Passover seder scene to you? Tamara Pester thought so. So she invented Passover Bingo, which will allow seder-goers to become more engaged in the meal. Pester’s game engages both(…)

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On the bookshelf

On the bookshelf

By Diana Brement, Jewish Sound Columnist Dear readers who read: For over a decade I have written these quarterly book reviews, reading or skimming 15 to 20 books over six weeks, and reporting back to you. But the time has arrived when I no longer have the time for that, so we are trying a new(…)

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The first and future Thanksgiving

The first and future Thanksgiving

By Rabbi Seth Goldstein, Special to JTNews One of my challenges as a rabbi is to make Judaism relevant across demographics. Part of the challenge comes from the fact that what necessitates how we teach Judaism to kids is different than how we teach Judaism to adults. And very often I find that people who(…)

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The Sarajevo Haggadah inspires peace, music

The Sarajevo Haggadah inspires peace, music

By Emily K. Alhadeff Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound The Seattle Peace Chorus has been “cultivating peace through song” since 1983, when Helen Lauritzen sought a way to bridge Americans and Russians in the midst of the Cold War. Now in its 31st year, the Seattle Peace Chorus continues its mission. Over the years the(…)

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Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

By Mollie Katzen, JNS.org Vegetarians, and especially vegans, need some high-protein plant food with a bit of heft to keep them going during Passover, especially if observing the Ashkanazic tradition that forbids eating kitniyot — a category that includes legumes, most grains, and some seeds. Meat eaters also might want to break the monotony of potatoes(…)

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With an outstretched arm, vote yes on Prop. 1

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound When we’ve written about Metro buses in recent years, it has been about the controversial ads that appear on them. This time, I’m asking you to save the vehicles that carry those ads, and a plea to vote yes on the proposition King County residents are being asked(…)

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Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head

Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound When “The Sixty Minute Seder” came across my desk a few weeks back, I didn’t give it much thought. When, not much later, a bigger, prettier “The 60 Minute Seder” landed in roughly the same spot, I thought maybe the publishers had, curiously, printed a larger version. Once(…)

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