Jewish Journal

Chaos and Charoset: A story of Pesach

by Jeremy Ely

March 25, 2015 | 12:47 pm

The author’s family at a Passover seder. Photo by Jeremy Ely

The Persian seder begins the same way every year: A plate of matzah, veiled with an ornamented white cloth, gets passed around... read full article

  • What is SEDER2015?

    by Ryan Torok

    March 25, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Passover is the most family-oriented of the Jewish holidays, the ultimate dinner party, the Thanksgiving of the Jewish community. 

    That is the belief,...

  • Raspberry swirl chocolate torte with pecan crust

    by Shannon Sarna, The Nosher

    March 24, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    Passover desserts can really be the worst. Canned macaroons. Dry cake. And while I know many people who love it, super rich flourless chocolate cake is...

  • Arugula Matzo Lasagna

    by Kim O’Donnel

    March 24, 2015 | 10:39 am


    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, 3 minced and 3 sliced thinly
    • 1 medium-size carrot, peeled...
  • Vayikra: Modern Sacrifices

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Noosh

    March 19, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    As a vegetarian since the age of nine and an on-again, off-again vegan, I wrestled with this week’s...

  • Brisket-stuffed cabbage

    by Shannon Sarna, The Nosher

    March 17, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Like many other traditional Ashkenazi Jewish foods I didn’t really grow up eating stuffed cabbage. Italian meatballs and sauce on Sundays? Absolutely....

  • Crockpot carne con papas, an alternative to brisket

    by Jennifer Stempel, The Nosher

    March 17, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    My Cuban family loves my American husband for many reasons, but high on that list is his appreciation for all things Cuban food. Of course, we do make...

  • Power greens matzah ball soup

    by Amy Kritzer, The Nosher

    March 17, 2015 | 11:42 am

    Although I love tweaking traditional recipes, especially around Passover, (hello White Wine Braised Chicken or Manischewitz Ice Cream) there are some...

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