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  • My Charoset Live on KTLA: Video + Recipe

    By Elana Horwich

    2 weeks ago

    Watch me make "the best charoset in the world." Yes, that's what I said live on television with the KTLA 5 Morning News. What chutzpah!

    Watch me Live on KTLA here!

     

    Charoset (pronounced cHa-roset, with an almost silent “c” like cHa-nnuka) is the delicious chopped fruit,...

  • Four questions of Miriam

    March 21, 2013 | 4:24 am

    The name “Miriam” stems from the Hebrew word for “bitter” (mar), and Miriam has every right to feel that way. 

    “Miriam who?” you might ask?

    My point exactly.

    I’m talking about the biblical Israelite heroine and prophetess, without whom Moses never would have been born and the...

  • Pesach without wine

    March 21, 2013 | 3:23 am

    How can we have Passover without wine? This is a question that is asked of me each year as Passover approaches. I always answer that the blessing is over the fruit of the vine and grape juice is perfectly acceptable. I then ask a different set of questions.

    Passover is the...

  • On kibbutz, secular seders stray from tradition

    March 14, 2013 | 8:48 am

    The families surround long tables covered by white tablecloths. Festive decorations line the walls, and the kitchen is free of chametz, the leavened foods forbidden on Passover. Seder plates sit in front of hungry participants.

    But instead of someone reading the Haggadah or...

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  • The Passover Seder: When we all must become children

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    April 5, 2012 | 11:09 pm

    “One is obligated to see themselves on the Seder night as if they are actually now leaving Egypt.”  -Maimonides

    “The child at the Seder asks: “Why is this night different from all other nights?  On all other nights we eat leavened or unleavened bread but on this night only...

  • Readings for Your Home Seder - 5772

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 4, 2012 | 7:39 am

    I offer 4 items to include in your Seders with suggested placement in the ritual. Why 4? Because the #4 and multiples (i.e. 40 - 400) occur repeatedly in Jewish tradition, cross-culturally and in the Seder itself The number “4” is symbolic representing sh’lei-mut (wholeness,...

  • Letters to the Editor: Survivor’s pension, Philanthropy, Passover Seder, Jane Harman, Tom Cruise

    May 3, 2011 | 7:08 pm

    Holocaust Survivors’ Pensions

    We appreciate The Jewish Journal’s recognition of the work being done by Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust Survivors Justice Network (HSJN) (“Holocaust Survivors Win Modest Pensions,” April 29). However, there were some glaring omissions that merit...

  • Drinking does not drive the Purim celebration

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    March 11, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    We are an American generation sadly marred by excess, addiction, and reduced public morals. On line at the supermarket we see magazines that headline Lindsay Lohan, Brittany Spears, and Charlie Sheen.  Purim is around the corner, and the question arises: What’s the deal with...

  • A sweet gefilte fish like his Polish grandma used to make

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I've bought meat from the same kosher butcher shop on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles for many years. But it wasn't until recently that I asked G&K Kosher Meat owner Herschel Berengut, 58, about the Passover dishes he prepares at his to-go deli next door, Charlie's. His eyes lit...
  • The Blessing of Bibhilu

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    A book's opening chapter is crucial to setting the mood and aura for the remainder of the book's journey. Likewise, the opening scene of a film usually helps set the tone for what will ensue.

    The Passover seder is both a reader's experience and a moviegoer's. We sit around the...

  • Artists Converge After ‘The Passion’

    By David Finnigan

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Christian children wearing their Sunday best for last week's Easter services understandably could forget, amidst their Easter egg hunts, that the Last Supper of Jesus was a Passover seder.

    But in this season of Easter and Passover, connections between the holidays has inspired...

  • The hidden benefits of Meshuggeneh relatives

    By Leonard Felder

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Passover seder is a wonderful chance to connect with certain relatives that you love, along with hearing again the inspiring account of moving out of enslavement and fear while moving toward freedom and compassion for all who are hungry or mistreated. But for the majority of...

  • Behind Kitchen Door No. 1

    By Beverly Levitt

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Monty Hall spent 27 years making outrageous deals with anxious contestants on his TV game show, "Let's Make a Deal." But the sweetest deal he ever made with his mishpachah was for a plate of pickled herring if they'd join him for Passover seder.

    Such a deal! The odds are all in...

  • Seder, The Spago Way

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    You'd think after serving 1,650 at the Governor's Ball following the Oscars, chef Wolfgang Puck would take a vacation. But four days later, on March 28, he and wife, interior designer Barbara Lazaroff, will host their 18th annual Passover seder gathering at his famed Spago Beverly...

  • Bringing Back Memories

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A woman in a peach-colored sweatsuit sits in a sunlit hallway at the Silverado Senior Living Center in Calabasas. Once she was a professor at a California State University campus, teaching English literature. Now, because of the effects of Alzheimer's disease, she barely has a word...

  • Out of Egypt

    By Andrea Gappell

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At every Passover seder, in each generation, Jews are reminded to see themselves as though they came out of Egypt in person.

    I used to count paragraphs in the Maxwell House haggadah to figure out which parts of the story I would read and how long it would be until dinner. Asking the...

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