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Passover Briefs

By Jewish Journal Staff

March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

Pesach at the Grocery Store

Passover preparation can be crummy (pardon the pun), and Passover shopping confusing.

Sure, the supermarket designates a "Passover Section," but the marked... read full article

  • Pesach 5762

    By Abby Gilad

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's time to get everything in order. Clean out your pencil box. Throw away all those crumpled papers in your desk. Help your mom or dad vacuum the car.

    Passover is a holiday that celebrates the coming of spring. And it is no coincidence that many people do spring-cleaning. Life...

  • Passionate About Passover

    By Robin Siegal

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Each year I search for ways to make the entire week of Passover come alive for my family -- not just the seders. I get excited about the holiday, always finding a surprise experience to create for my children, depending on their ages and stages. I passionately search the library and...

  • The Tyranny of Carpooling

    By Jane Ulman

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sigmund Freud says we owe our children travel, education and nice clothes.

    Judaism says we owe them a religious and ethical upbringing.

    But who says we owe them carpooling?

    Who says that after years of catering to them and carting them around, we aren't entitled, as Howard Beale, the...

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  • Passover Stories

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On the first day of school, when Barbara Gindi escorted her children to Maimonides Academy, she was appalled by what she saw: Two security guards stood out front, a Sheriff's squad car was parked at the curb, and the administrative staff was on high alert.

    "It brought tears to my...

  • Senior Seders

    By Leilah Bernstein

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Passover holiday contains countless traditions. There's the matzah and the sweet wine, the charoset and haggadot, the gefilte fish and the good fortune we celebrate. But perhaps most importantly, there is the gathering together of family and friends -- the people who make the...
  • The Mezuzah

    By Johanna Hershenson

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    My family lives in tract housing in Mission Viejo. The thing about tract housing is that families are always coming and going. They buy a house, stay a few years, and move on to a slightly nicer tract with the few bucks of profit made on the first house. Recently, the growth of the...
  • My Date with Humility

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Here we are, weeks away from the first night of Passover, and I am already suffering PMS, Pre-Matzah Syndrome. Cranky, sullen, bloated, sweaty and dull. What gives?

    The Passover seder is a spectacle made for children. The lamb bone, parsley and egg, the wine spilled on the paper...

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