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  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Clean out your pencil box. Throw away all those crumpled papers in your desk. Help your mom or dad vacuum the car.

    Passover is a holiday that celebrates the coming of spring. And it is no coincidence that many people do spring-cleaning. Life starts fresh. We need to clean out the...

  • 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...

  • It’s Passover Time Down Under, Mate

    By Linda Morel

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Because Australia is situated below the equator, its seasons rebel against the Jewish calendar. Our winter is their summer; our spring their fall. Although Passover's rituals and symbols resonate spring, the holiday is celebrated in autumn Down Under.

    "Passover begins just as the...

  • Cherishing Passover

    By Marisa N. Pickar

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As a child, Passover seders in my family were rushed affairs more about the meal than the meaning of the holiday. Hungry children and adults quickly read through the haggadah.

    Surreptitious bites of matzah were silently swallowed. And all the while the aromas from the kitchen tickled...

  • Snooze-Proof Seder

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Guests at one of Heidi Kahn's Passover potlucks stepped into a desert oasis. That year, her Irvine tract home was transformed with a Bedouin makeover achieved by suspending a tent inside. Another year, guests, who always contribute to the feast, were also asked to bring household...

  • Seder Yummies From Chicken to Chocolate

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday, and although cooking for Passover requires a lot of preparation, I look forward to it each year. It is a time when our family and close friends join together to share thoughts and exchange ideas as we participate in the seder.

    I have a regular...

  • Eight Days in Exodus

    By Mark Stone

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    ches, many Jewish families decide to celebrate by relegating the responsibilities of creating a kosher household to a trusted travel agency.

    This season, you can break matzah on a beach in Cancun, enjoy fine wines side by side with bitter herbs in Puerto Rico or drink your four...

  • Los Angeles Israelis Wait and Worry

    By Jane Ulman

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dafna and Elisha Gilboa are hoping to leave for Israel with their three children on April 14 to attend a family wedding and spend Passover with relatives in Netanya.

    "We're in a wait-and-see mode," Dafna Gilboa said. "If Saddam Hussein is launching missiles at Israel, I cannot risk...

  • Where Have All the Jews Gone?

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was one of those moments that capture a nation's interest. The Powerball Lottery reached $314.9 million and one person, Andrew J. Whittaker from Hurricane, W.Va., was the lucky winner. As the media descended upon him and his wife, Jewell, asking them about everything under the...

  • Thinking Twice About War

    By J.J. Goldberg

    September 5, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    On a single day during Passover 1986, most of Israel's major dailies ran oddly identical front-page stories describing a secret negotiation, recently collapsed, between Israel and Iraq. Iraq, it was said, had approached Israeli representatives in New York, asking that Jerusalem...

  • Make it Count

    By Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever noticed yourself counting the time leading up to an important moment in your life -- the years before a bar mitzvah or golden celebration, the months before a new baby is born, the weeks before a wedding or graduation or even the days before a special birthday?


  • Lag B’Omer

    By Abby Gilad

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    OK. Now what's an omer?

    It is a unit of measure -- like a pound or a kilo. That is how sheaves of barley were measured. The Israelites were commanded to bring an omer of barley to the Temple on the second day of Passover. If you don't believe me, read this week's Torah portion, Emor. It says it right there. Then they were supposed to count 49 days from that day, until Shavuot. Lag B'Omer falls on the 33rd day of the counting of the omer. Get it?

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Aid for Terror Victims

    A Passover appeal by Rabbi David Wolpe at Sinai Temple raised $700,000 in pledges for organizations in Israel helping victims of terror. The Magbit Foundation, a Persian Jewish charitable organization, will provide matching funds for this drive.


  • Why Is This Seder Different?

    By Dafna Hochman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Every year, the retelling of the story of Passover sparks the same intergenerational debate around our family's seder table. Like singing "Dayenu" or eating charoset, we look forward to our traditional discussion of the nature and extent of anti-Semitism. My father, with my...

  • 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...

  • Passover Rescue

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Five months ago, Beatrice Ballageure was struggling to make ends meet as a single, 47-year-old Jewish woman living in the capital city of an economically depressed Argentina. She had lost her job several months earlier, but she owned her own apartment and had enough money in the bank...

  • Who Wrote the Torah?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If two Jews equal three opinions, what do you get when you mix five rabbis of various denominations to answer a topic as important as the origins of the Torah?

    Answer: A rather heated discussion, to say the least.

    Five Los Angeles rabbis dove into the topic "Who Wrote the Torah?" at...

  • Up Front

    By Journal Staff

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A Viagravating Pesach

    Pfizer's Viagra, the anti-impotence drug, contains chametz and therefore is not kosher for Passover, rabbis say.

    "The coating apparently has a leavened substance," Rabbi Menachem Rosenberg, the rabbi of Clalit Health Services in Israel, told The Jerusalem...

  • Passover Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Pesach at the Grocery Store

    Passover preparation can be crummy (pardon the pun), and Passover shopping confusing.

    Sure, the supermarket designates a "Passover Section," but the marked aisle is usually stocked with Manischewitz matzah, jarred gefilte fish and other glaringly...

  • New Plagues

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    At last year's seder, my friend, Jason, then 14, asked about the Ten Plagues: how could Egyptian deaths be justified even by those of us spilling 10 guilty drops of wine? It's a fitting question by which to begin Passover 2002 in light of recent plagues: the World Trade Center...

  • The Waves of Judaism

    By Brett Aronowitz

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Twice a year, the high tides of Judaism crash on the shores of the disenfranchised. The chill of fall and the early blooms in spring are two occasions when I seek refuge from the waves of not belonging. Courageously, I come forward, because I believe if there is one, then there are...

  • The Last Seder

    By Florencia Arbiser

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There is a group of six close friends here in their early 30s who have been sharing life-cycle events for more than half of their lives. Some met in high school, others while kicking soccer balls in the streets of the quiet Villa Devoto neighborhood. For the past six years, they have...

  • Time to Clean House

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Don't use my real name," insisted Devorah &'9;&'9;of Pico-Robertson. "I don't want anyone to think that I am not Pesach cleaning enough."

    In fact, for all the women interviewed in this article, having others judge their Pesach cleaning standards would be just another anxiety to add...

  • Pesach 5762

    By Abby Gilad

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's time to get everything in order. Clean out your pencil box. Throw away all those crumpled papers in your desk. Help your mom or dad vacuum the car.

    Passover is a holiday that celebrates the coming of spring. And it is no coincidence that many people do spring-cleaning. Life...

  • Gramma Gene’s Gefilte Fish

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Passover is a special holiday for me and brings back many wonderful food memories. One of my favorites occurred many years ago, when I was invited to a Passover seder at the home of my husband-to-be. I still remember that evening, and especially the taste of the gefilte fish my...

  • Remembrances of Passover Food Past

    By Linda Morel

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Ruth Reichl, Gourmet magazine's editor in chief, reminisced about the versatility of matzah brie in her memoir, "Tender at the Bone."

    Likewise, Elizabeth Ehrlich wrote of her longing for the salty gefilte fish of her childhood, comparing it to her mother-in-law's sweeter variety in...

  • Passionate About Passover

    By Robin Siegal

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Each year I search for ways to make the entire week of Passover come alive for my family -- not just the seders. I get excited about the holiday, always finding a surprise experience to create for my children, depending on their ages and stages. I passionately search the library and...

  • Tourists Pass on Israeli Passover

    By Jessica Steinberg

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's known as the holiday of freedom, but Passover this year in Israel will likely be remembered for its sense of restriction.

    With a worldwide recession in progress and would-be tourists still wary of airline travel because of possible terrorist attacks, there will be far fewer...

  • The Miracle of Charity

    By Rabbi Yakov Vann

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As we exit Purim and enter into Passover, we find ourselves in the season of redemption. In the words of the Talmud, we are ben geulah ligeulah (between redemptions).

    There are many similarities in the stories of Purim and Pesach. Both find our people struggling for their survival...

  • A Haggadah for Tu B’Shevat

    By Amy Sara Clark

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Haggadahs are not just for Passover anymore.

    As national education coordinator for the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Greg Litcofsky helped write a new Tu B'Shevat Haggadah, which the organization sent to 1,200 day and Hebrew schools as part of its "Tu B'Shevat in the Schools" program.


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