Charoset (pronouned cHa-roset, with an almost silent “c” like cHa-nnuka) is the delicious chopped fruit, nut and wine mixture on the Passover seder table that symbolizes the mortar between the bricks that the Jews laid while slaves in Egypt 3,000 years ago. Why the mortar we eat is...
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December 26, 2011 | 1:19 pm
Manischewitz has its role, but now and then a Jew needs a good cold beer.
Shmaltz Brewing Co., with headquarters in San Francisco and a brewery in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been producing beers worthy of the Chosen People for 15 years and counting.
June 15, 2011 | 11:01 am
The Manischewitz Co. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Newark, N.J., by making the world’s longest piece of matzah.
The production of the 25-foot-long matzah, equal to 336 regular matzah squares, was overseen Tuesday by Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger....
April 18, 2011 | 3:07 pm
How do you prepare for Passover when the rest of the world doesn’t stop to observe it? When the rest of the world takes a break for Christian holidays, and people have time to cook and prepare for a religious celebration, do they realize how much it sucks to be a Jew, a Muslim or...
October 22, 2009 | 7:56 pm
Food crosses boundaries. We all have appetites, we all have a genetic compulsion to look at what’s on someone else’s plate, and most of us are willing to try anything once. One taste leads to another, and before you know it there is Peruvian sushi and lattes in Koreatown and boba...
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmOkay, let's just get this out in the open. The marking of the second millennium since the birth of Jesus is, well, not a Jewish event. In fact, it doesn't take a theologian to figure out that it's pretty much a Christian way of chalking up the years.
Nevertheless, Jews will most...