Category Archives: Passover

Pussy Grabs Back Deviled Eggs for Passover

I don’t like vulgarity. I love words – written, read, spoken. My professional life as a rabbi and an editor is based on words and their import. Words and how they’re used matter, and are to be carefully considered. When my … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: A New Passover Dish

This year there will be an additional vegetable dish on my seder table, a colorful, savory roasted cauliflower pie called Nevertheless, She Persisted. It’s an homage to the too-often underestimated cauliflower, as well as a shout-out of gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Spring, Hope, and Passover Pistachio Lemon Cookies

Renewal. Rebirth. Green shoots breaking through the dirt. Known also as Chag HaAviv, “the Spring Holiday,” Passover is part religious ritual, part people-building exercise, and part springtime rite. Whether it arrives in cold, rainy March, or flowerful April, Passover always … Continue reading

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The Meat Compromise, and a Recipe for Vegetarian “Chopped Liver”

We all make compromises for those we love. I have been a non-meat-eater since 1981. Though I confess to eating my mother’s chicken broth once a year at her seder, aside from that I have not eaten meat or chicken since I was a senior … Continue reading

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Tradition and Change, and a Recipe for Tri-Color Gefilte Fish Terrine

My mother emailed me yesterday, nostalgic about Passovers past. She had opened a cookbook to begin her prep, and in it found a recipe card written in my grandmother’s handwriting for Pesach mandelbrot. I’ve always loved Passover but the truth … Continue reading

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Wanderings and Arrivals: After the Exodus

My cousin pointed out the other day it was the 100th anniversary of our grandfather’s arrival to United States, according the ship manifest that he was able to unearth.  One hundred years since “our” arrival to this country, at least … Continue reading

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Passover and Memory

On Passover we remember.  We remember our collective story as Jews on the road to liberation.  We remember our family story, the struggles for freedom that brought us to where we are today.  And we remember Passover itself – that … Continue reading

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Unchanging Change: Passover Cooking

I’m obsessively organized when it comes to Passover.  On my hard drive are lists, schedules, and menus.  I make slight updates every year, but there are no radical changes.  While a tremendous amount of work is involved, Passover prep here … Continue reading

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Disruption and Revelation: The Road to Sinai

Passover is a disruptive time in my house.  We clean out cabinets and fridges, we get rid of some foods and stock up on others, cook and eat different dishes than we do the rest of the year, put away … Continue reading

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Passover Love Song: A Poem

A few years ago, while I was in the middle of preparing for Passover, I sat down and wrote this. I wanted to find a way to convey to my children why Passover, and the enormous amount of preparation for … Continue reading

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