Jewish Journal

Chocolate shakes up the seder ritual

by Deborah Prinz, JTA

March 11, 2013 | 10:55 am

"On the Chocolate Trail" is the latest book by Rabbi Deborah Prinz, the author of "A Socially Responsible Haggadah for a Chocolate Seder."

Rabbi Adam Schaffer, who's been leading chocolate seders since he edited a chocolate seder haggadah in 1996, acknowledges that “people often do feel ill” from all the chocolate.

Still,... read full article

  • Save the self-pity, choices abound for Passover meals [RECIPES]

    by Helen Nash, JTA

    March 11, 2013 | 10:05 am

    For the many who feel overwhelmed by Passover because of the demands of cooking without leaven, a word or two: That should not be an obstacle.

    After all, on this most celebrated of Jewish holidays, we are allowed to eat fish, meat, poultry, eggs, nuts, fruits, most vegetables and...

  • Kosher for Passover Coke barred from California


    April 11, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    Kosher for Passover Coca-Cola has been barred from California.

    California’s new state laws on toxic chemicals are keeping kosher for Passover Coke out of the state, a company spokesman told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

    Coke was required to change the way it manufactures caramel...

  • How vegans do Passover

    by Gary Smith

    April 11, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Holidays like Passover are a difficult time for Jewish vegans and animal activists, a time of mixed emotions. As much as we love and find relevance in the meaning of the holiday, it’s difficult to be confronted by a table full of the body parts of animals that we love and fight for...

  • Mishap leaves Israeli brigade with seder meal of matzah and salami


    April 9, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Israeli soldiers in the Kfir Brigade ate salami and matzah for their seder meal after a base chef heated up the real seder food inappropriately, rendering it unkosher.

    The infantry brigade returned to base from a mission at the start of Passover expecting a festive holiday meal, but...

  • Karaite-style Passover recipes

    by Amy Gazzar and Remy Pessah

    April 5, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    KARAITE MATZAH (From Amy Gazzar)

    NOTE: To make sure that dough does not rise, matzah should be put in the oven within 10 minutes of adding water.

    2 cups unbleached flour
    1/3 cup warm vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup warm water
    1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seed

    Preheat oven to...

  • Israeli needy to receive voucher for Passover food


    April 4, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    Israel’s Social Affairs Minister Moshe Kahlon said his ministry will provide needy Israelis with a magnetic card to purchase food at local stores instead of handing out food packages.

    The ministry will distribute the cards to 32,000 needy families with funding assistance from the...

  • Recipes to please the crowd and de-stress the chef

    by Jamie Geller, JTA

    April 4, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Passover may be the mother of all kitchen yontifs — but stay cool, and don’t stress. Here are some of my favorite recipes from last Passover that you will love this Passover and all year.

    Last year, 99 percent of what I made for Passover wasn’t actually Passover recipes. Of...

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