Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
In every generation, the Haggadah tells us, each of us should regard ourselves as though we had personally been freed from Egypt. It's part of the timeless wisdom of Passover. A crucial event that brought our people out of bondage thousands of years ago is re-enacted each spring. We get to taste, year after year, the sweetness of liberation. But...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
On the evening of April 8 -- the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan -- Jews all over the world will come together to be with family and friends to celebrate the first Passover seder. The Haggadah will be read, relating the story of the Jews exodus from Egypt. The seder plate contains symbolic foods that are explained...
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Matzah meal and margarine don't have to spell mediocrity. So many people think that Passover is a time when there is "nothing to serve for dessert," or that all cakes "come out dry and tasteless." Here are a few recipes that will dispel these old notions for good. Passover Raspberry-Jam Cake (Pareve) 8 eggs, separated 11/4 cups sugar 1 lemon...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Call it the fifth question: Why is this holiday so much more expensive than all other holidays? In the aisles at the Genuardi's Family Market in Wynnewood, 35-year-old Ellen Novick's shopping cart was stocked with kosher-for-Passover standards such as cooking wine, matzah-ball soup mix, cheeses, and cake and brownie mixes. "I tried to look at all the flyers and see...
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African-American shul dedicates new scroll
By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
At the start of the ceremony dedicating the congregation's new Sefer Torah, Rabbi Debra Bowen of Congregation Temple Beth'El in Philadelphia summed up the situation: "I'm beside myself, as are most of Congregation Temple Beth'El," she said. "We've been unable to sleep, unable to eat -- and our medical personnel have told us that we have 'Torah fever.' " When...
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