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  • Community Seder round-up

    By Melissa Weller

    April 2, 2014 | 3:19 pm

    Discover the eternal meaning of the haggadah and enjoy a seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine/grape juice and your favorite traditional meal at Chabad of Simi Valley. RSVP by April 9. Suggested donation ($30 adult, $18 child). April 14. 7:30 p.m. 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley....

  • Make your Seder pop

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    April 2, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    Every year, millions of men, women and children gather at the seder table and read from the haggadah in what seem to be a million different ways.

    Some use the familiar Maxwell House version; others find the Four Questions in “The Family Haggadah.” Recent years have offered...

  • Evan Kleiman revisits her Passover traditions

    Jessica Ritz

    April 2, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    In an environment that’s all too familiar with short-lived businesses and perpetual change, the sound of a collective, disappointed sigh spread through Los Angeles in January 2012 when restaurateur and chef Evan Kleiman announced she was closing Angeli Caffe after more than 27...

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  • Infusing roasted meats with Mediterranean flair

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    On a recent Monday afternoon, chef Todd Aarons was mixing ground rib-eye beef that he had aged as much as 28 days in his custom aging box at 26 Restaurant, Aarons’ high-end kosher meat restaurant in Pico-Robertson. Pastrami was in the smoker, and a pastry chef was lighting the...

  • Cooking with wine for Passover

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 2, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Wine is an important part of the observance of Passover — at least four cups are poured during the seder service. I’m sure we all have noticed how our wine tastes have changed since childhood, when only the sweet, syrupy wines were available.

    But these days, our family and...

  • Passover: The season of freedom and chocolate

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    April 2, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Passover’s causes have always included freedom, peoplehood and monotheism, and Passover’s chocolate layers new concerns onto these age-old themes. 

    In the mid-20th century, Bartons Candy bundled kosher-for-Passover treats such as chocolate matzah, matzah balls, and Almond Kisses...

  • Pope Francis, Rome chief rabbi exchange holiday greetings

    JTA

    April 1, 2013 | 6:40 am

    Pope Francis and Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni exchanged greetings to mark Passover and Easter.

    The two holidays overlap this year: Easter is on Sunday; Passover started last week and ends Tuesday.

    The holidays, Di Segni wrote to the pontiff, “represent both the link and...

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