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  • Sushi for Passover? With age-old ban lifted, rice is now kosher at seder meal

    April 18, 2016 | 11:40 am

    This year, the Passover menus of many American Jews may feature rice and beans or sushi for the first time, thanks to new rules taking them off the list of foods forbidden during the elaborate meals prepared for the long holiday, which begins on Friday.

    The change, approved by...

  • Rice and beans for Ashkenazi Jews on Passover?

    By Jared Sichel

    April 13, 2016 | 12:05 pm

    Seder tables in Conservative Jewish homes may look different this Passover, and it’s not because of a new popular cookbook or changes to the haggadah

    It’s because the Conservative movement has officially decided that kitniyot — which include common foods such as rice, corn and...

  • Rabbis expand the Passover menu — but will Conservative Jews bite?

    April 12, 2016 | 1:32 pm

    On Passover, Lynne Sandler will be passing on the beans and rice.

    Sandler, a member of Conservative Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, said she won’t take advantage of her movement’s ruling in December that permits eating a category of food called kitniyot that...

  • Spilling the beans: Another misstep for the Conservative movement

    March 25, 2016 | 11:40 am

    Ashkenazic Conservative Jews living in North America will, for the first time, be able to consume beans, rice and other previously prohibited foods known as kitniyot during Passover guilt-free. Or so they’ve been told by the movement’s law committee, which gave the green-light to...

  • The Rest of Passover Cooking [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 6, 2012 | 12:34 am

    The food challenge of Passover is not the seder.  It’s the seven days that come after.

    After all, you know what to make on seder.  Torah and tradition are right there by your side, cooking: matzo, charoset, chicken or brisket, kugel if you’re Askenazi, something people actually...

  • Is Pot Kosher for Pesach?

    By Jacob Berkman

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a fifth question for the seder: What makes this herb different from all others?

    The Green Leaf Party, a small Israeli political party that supports legalizing pot, announced March 27 that marijuana might not be kosher for Passover.

    The reason, they say, is that marijuana...