Holidays

Drew Seid proposes to Rachel Waxman on a street with fairy lights

Matchmakers Advise on How to Find ‘the One’

Drew Seid and Rachel Waxman were walking down the street last year when he got down on one knee to propose (pictured at right)....
bonfire

Torah Study a World Blessing

Rabbi Howard Alpert Lag B’Omer and Parshat Behar May 23 is Lag B’Omer — the 33rd day of the counting of the omer. Marking the occasion, bonfires...
matzah in a cloth bag

Finding Spiritual Meaning as Passover Ends

By Rabbi Shawn Zevit Passover The Pesach seder remains the most observed Jewish festival home gathering to this day. Whether you observe one or two sedarim, the...
A sweet potato toast with hummus and olives, a sweet potato toast with Sriracha and a sweet potato toast with toum and dill

Philacatessen | Sweet Potato Toasts: Who Needs Bread?

My daughter came home from college for the holiday weekend and offered to make the latest trendy-healthy comestible for our post-gym brunch. They also happened...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look Into the PA Governor’s Residence Seder

What does it mean for Jews to have succeeded in a particular country? It’s certainly more complicated than escaping significant harm at the hands of...

Fishing for Flavor: A Gefilte Fish Taste Test

Is there another Jewish food as controversial as the jarred gefilte fish? Its mushy texture, that jellied broth, the fishy aroma that drifts through the...

Rodeph Shalom Offers Haggadah Guidance for LGBTQ Community

This is the time we tell the story and we put ourselves into the story, Senior Rabbi Jill Maderer told members at a recent...

Seders Abound This Week

Frogs over here, frogs over there, frogs are jumping everywhere! Yes, it’s that time of year again, the holiday that features our hopping amphibian...

Remembering Passover in Forgotten Places

Cookbook author Jennifer Abadi accomplished something remarkable. In publishing Too Good To Passover: Sephardic & Judeo-Arabic Seder Menus and Memories from Africa, Asia, and Europe,...

Delicious Passover Memories

“What would you like to eat on Passover?” I asked my granddaughters. “I’ll make anything you want,” opening a folder stuffed with favorite Pesach...