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  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 19th

    Now extended through Sept. 30 is the Marvin Chernoff play, "Chaim's Love Song." In it, a 74-year-old Jewish man tells his life stories, tall tales and musings to a young blonde Iowan girl, whom he meets on a Brooklyn park bench.

    Lonny Chapman Group Repertory...

  • PASSOVER: Try to Avoid Asking the Fifth Question

    By Rabbi Stewart L. Vogel

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    While there are only four questions posed in the haggadah, most seders struggle with the unasked fifth question, "When are we going to eat?" It is asked, not only by hungry children, but also by adults who feel disconnected to the rituals of their ancestors. As if reenacting the...

  • PASSOVER: Prague’s Matzah Metamorphosis

    By Dinah Spritzer

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    An anonymous source breathes heavily on the other end of the receiver, softly intoning that the only way to get the goods is from an inside contact.

    Through friends, I discretely discover my intermediary, who leads me through several dark corridors for an encounter with an angry...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Say It Again

    How many times can you say "Passover" during the seder? For instance: "Pass over the salt." "Please pass over a soup spoon." Keep count and decide what the winner gets for a prize!

    White Chocolate Almond Matzah

    1 cup butter

    1 cup sugar

    4 to 6 square matzahs

    1 (12...

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  • Blintzes, Cupcakes and Pasta—Oh My!

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Back in the day, Passover meant meat, matzah and potatoes for eight days of the Passover. But in the last decade, the market for special kosher for Passover food has exploded, and manufacturers and supermarkets are providing a variety of products to almost make you forget it's even...

  • Afikomen, Afikomen Wherefore Art Thou?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The afikomen: dessert or simply a ploy to keep children -- and some adults -- awake through most of the seder? Most people probably favor the latter, and tend to choose one of two techniques to make finding the half-piece of matzah interesting:

    Method No. 1: Hiding the afikomen...

  • When You Care Enough to Send Matzah Love

    By Amy Klein

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Picture our forefather Moses as a child, standing outside a swimming pool, waving to other children in the pool. They look confused because the pool waters have been parted.

    "The other kids always hated it when little Moses came to the pool," reads the caption on the card.

    This is...

  • We Were Slaves in Westwood

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Southern Californians can travel from Pharaoh's palace to Midwestern wheat fields to a rain forest -- all without leaving Westwood. The journey is furnished courtesy of West Coast Chabad Headquarters, which annually creates its Model Matzah Bakery for two weeks prior to...

  • Matzah Masters Write About Every Nook and Cranny

    By Elli Wohlgelernter

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ari Greenspan knows his matzah. It's not the only thing he knows, but he definitely knows his matzah.

    The former New Jersey resident has studied it inside and out, from the firebricks that line his own homemade oven in the basement of his house in Efrat, Israel, to the unbaked...

  • Q &  A With Moshe Wein

    By Julie G Fax

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    All-inclusive Passover hotel programs cost anywhere from $1,200 to $3,000 per person and take place all over the country -- from ski resorts in Utah to the legendary scene in Miami. Most have one thing in common: Lots and lots of good food.

    Moshe Wein and Elisa Septee Lunzer at...

  • A Match Made in Ratner’s Restaurant

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "The Matzo Ball Heiress," by Laurie Gwen Shapiro (Red Dress Ink, $12.95).

    Laurie Gwen Shapiro is not, repeat not scion to a matzah fortune, like the heroine of her hyperkinetic new novel, "The Matzo Ball Heiress."

    "I'm the heiress, like, to a condo in Florida," the author and...

  • Community Briefs

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Spiwak Resigns From UJF; Bernstein From Federation

    The faces of The Jewish Federation's main fundraisers are changing.

    Leo Spiwak, the lay campaign chair of the United Jewish Fund (UJF), has resigned after 3 1¼2 months on the job. A group of past campaign chairs will take...

  • A Date With Passover Memories

    By Rahel Musleah

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Once a year, soon after Purim, my parents lug down the hydraulic press from their attic. For those of us more comfortable in the world of DVDs and CD-ROMs, a hydraulic press is an old-fashioned contraption that looks like a wooden bucket perched on a little metal table, with a metal...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Sweet Memories of Broken Matzah

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    My great-grandmother, Gouda, escaped Germany by boat at night when she was in her 60s. My grandfather, Opa, fled with her and his wife and two small children when he was 42. Both lived long, energetic, brave lives in their adopted country: she, chasing her great grandchildren around...

  • The Matzah Bull

    By Carin Davis

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Christmas Eve 2001. Bing Crosby's on my radio, Jimmy Stewart's on my television and I'm on my couch.

    I usually find a night with my remote pretty satisfying, but tonight it's not hitting the spot. Tonight I'm feeling grumpy, disheartened and a little bit lonely.

    It just seems like...

  • Ghosts of Passovers Past

    By Amy Klein

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I have never quite gotten used to celebrating two seders.

    After doing only one seder for each of the nine Passovers I was in Israel, the second night now seems like religious deja vu, a "Groundhog Day," where I'm setting the table yet again, rereading the haggadah and singing the...

  • Jewish Art Makeover

    By Julie Wiener

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A women's tefillin set with a beaded velvet box and blue satin straps.

    A silver "Kiddush" cup in which ceremonial wine passes through a delicately crafted silver net formed from the Hebrew word for "blessed."

    A sukkah with brightly painted walls made of the long, plastic

    strips...

  • Raising Eyebrows

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It's not always easy to contend with an artist who decides to bite the hand that feeds him. But that's what happened recently as the Skirball Cultural Center opened its current show, a triptych called "The History of Matzah: The Story of the Jews," with a presentation by the artist,...

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