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Avoiding Confrontations at Passover

There’s the presidential election. There’s the coronavirus pandemic. There are massive layoffs around the country. And, on top of all of that, people will...
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How Do You Mark Passover When Gluten-Free?

Debbie Greenberg’s son, Aaron Mazer, was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 17. For Mazer, that meant the end of school cafeteria lunches,...
Susie Green, wife of Larry’s best friend Jeff (all three pictured here), is Larry’s antagonist-in-chief, and vice versa.

Three Picks for Passover in Film, TV

At Passover, we recall the 10 plagues, recite the four questions, have two seders and leave one cup empty for Elijah. And now, here are...
The Barron family spent Passover 2018 at a Palm Springs resort operated by Kosherica, one of the big names in luxury Passover travel.

Destination Pesach: There Will be Food

Editor’s note: This article was written prior to the spate of coronavirus-related travel cancellations, which have included Passover-related trips. Passover can be an ordeal. The...
Shelley Ducker used props to reenact the plague of darkness during a past Passover seder. This year, she will not hold a large gathering due to the coronavirus.

Philly’s Passover Plans Change in Wake of COVID-19

Shelley Ducker takes the 10 plagues seriously during her Passover seders. “We once put brown paper bags over people’s heads to simulate darkness,” the Bethesda,...
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Dulce De Leche Hamantaschen: Rethinking a Famed South American Cookie for Purim

By Leanne Shor / The Nosher Bringing new life to hamantaschen was a challenge. Peopleare dead set on their favorite flavors like classic poppy seed...
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Jewish Exponent Purim Spiel: Fake News 2020

Congregation Beth Stoner to Offer Baked Sales Ivana Spliff| JE STAFF Very Reform Congregation Beth Stoner, which opened in Center City in 2019, plans weekly “baked...
Brittany Lynn reads aloud at Congregation Rodeph Shalom.

Queens Everywhere: Celebrate Purim with Drag

One of Eric Jaffe’s first experiences with drag was a Purim celebration at their synagogue. “It was just an old man dressed up as Esther,”...

Looking to Commemorate Tu B’Shevat in Philly? Here’s How

Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, is upon us. For those of a certain age and level of observation, this may call to...
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These 20-Sided Dice Put a Spin on the Chanukah Game

  Ritualwell.org Managing Editor Hila Ratzabi never saw anything like it before: One day while browsing Facebook, she came across a post by a man...