Does Your Seder Plate Tell a Story?

Posted on April 15th, 2019
ELI Talk by Amy Reichert
 
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Passover Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 
 

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Amy is an award winning architect, exhibition designer, and designer of Judaica. Since 1996, when she won second place in the Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize for her seder plate, she has participated in invited juried exhibitions in museums around the world. Her work can be seen on display at The Jewish Museum, NY, The Jewish Museum, Vienna, The Yale University Art Gallery, and The San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum. She received her B.A. and M.Arch from Yale University, and combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Passover FAQ

Posted on April 8th, 2019
By The Editors of Tablet Magazine
 
 
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Passover Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread

WHAT IS PASSOVER?
Passover marks the liberation of the Children of Israel, who were slaves in ancient Egypt, and recounts the story of their exodus to the Promised Land. Key things to remember: Moses, Ten Plagues, matzo, the parting of the Red Sea.

WHEN IS PASSOVER?
Passover 2019 begins at sundown on Friday, April 19—the night of the first Seder—and lasts eight days, ending at sundown on Saturday, April 27.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

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Little known interesting facts about Passover

Posted on April 1st, 2019
From Heritage: Florida Jewish News

 

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Passover Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

 

1. Coca-Cola makes a special batch of Kosher Coke for Passover. While Coke is generally a kosher product, the dietary laws tighten during the Passover holiday making high-fructose corn syrup a no-no for observant Jews (it really should be a no-no for everybody all the time, but that’s neither here nor there). In response, Coca-Cola pumps out a batch of limited edition Coke that uses (gasp) real sugar instead of the kitniyot corn. Look for bottles with yellow caps on them to be sure you’re getting the correct one.

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What Are Kohanim, or Jewish “Priests"?

Posted on March 25th, 2019
MyJewishLearning

 

Descendants of Aaron, the priest, enjoy special privileges.

 

A kohen (also spelled cohen or kohan) is a descendant of the sons of Aaron who served as priests in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Traditionally, kohanim (the plural of kohen) get special honors in synagogue, but also are subject to certain restrictions. Like Levites, who are descendants of the priests’ assistants and also singled out for certain honors, kohanim are descendants of the tribe of Levi.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Purim

Posted on March 18th, 2019
From MyJewishLearning

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.

 

With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim , which in 2019 starts at sundown on Thursday, March 20, is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman’s plans, the custom of getting drunk and what hamantaschen are. But we’re guessing there’s a few things about this holiday that might surprise you.

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