On March 31, a Tuesday, it looked like a hurricane had swept through Shiloh’s Steakhouse, an abnormal scene for the otherwise-pristine, kosher fine-dining establishment on Pico Boulevard. Chairs were pushed to the side and tables were scattered, as plastic bins filled with...
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Rejoice! Spring has arrived, and Pesach is here. The time of our liberation is at hand. The Exodus from our narrow straits is re-enacted once more.
To be sure, Pesach is about history — the story of the children of Israel leaving the oppression of Egypt, freed into the wilderness...
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A non-Jewish man who took possession of the chametz given to him by a haredi Orthodox community just before the start of Passover returned the goods shortly after the end of the holiday.
The return of the chametz, including expensive liquor, was reported in haredi newspapers and The...
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When our ancestors fled slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago, they didn’t have an opportunity to plan for the trip: They gathered what they could, grabbed their unleavened bread and high-tailed it out into the desert.
Today, when we prepare for Passover, which commemorates...
April 7, 2008 | 4:13 pm
They call themselves the Kitniyot Liberation Front on Facebook, and they are fighting for beans.
Name: Kitniyot Liberation Front
Type: Common Interest - Religion & Spirituality
Description: To all eaters of kitniyot during Pesach, and to all who believe that kitniyot are not...
April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Carter: Israel backers demand 'subservience'
Mideast peace is possible only with forceful U.S. engagement, former President Jimmy Carter said as he received the Ridenhour Courage Prize for speaking out on controversial topics. Carter -- whose recent book, "Palestine: Peace Not...
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Before Pesach, we get rid of all the chametz in our homes. Chametz is anything that rises, like bread. So the night before Pesach, after the whole house has been cleaned, we hide 10 small pieces of bread around the house and search for them by candlelight. You know, at the seder, we...
April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
It's spring cleaning time! You know how lots of people throw stuff out in the spring? They clean out their houses and put everything back in order. Well, we do that for Pesach, too. Traditional Jews spend weeks cleaning chametz (anything that is not kosher for Pesach) out of their...