When a Seder Meets Good Friday: Challenges During the Easter and Passover Holidays

Posted on April 15th, 2019
By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz for InterfaithFamily.com

 

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The Holiday Dinner

 

Jeff and Jenny planned to spend Passover with Jeff’s Jewish parents. They booked a flight and planned to stay for the weekend. Jenny had never been to a “real” Passover seder, or ritual Passover meal. As a Roman Catholic, she had participated in an interfaith seder in college and enjoyed the food and symbolism. 

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Guide to Passover for Interfaith Families

Posted on April 8th, 2019
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For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas for Passover, visit Jvillage Network's Passover Guide. 

 

The Guide to Passover for Interfaith Families is also available in a beautiful PDF version 

What is Passover/Pesach?

For many Jews, Passover is the most important of all Jewish holidays. In fact, more Jewish Americans observe Passover than any other Jewish holiday – even more than light Hanukkah candles. In Hebrew the name of the holiday is Pesach, with a guttural sound forming the final consonant of the word – the same sound that ends the name of the famous composer, Bach.

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It’s Time to Dispel the Urban Legend of the Orange on the Seder Plate

Posted on April 1st, 2019
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by Rabbi Robyn Frisch, InterfaithFamily.com

 

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If you, like me, are past the age of 40, you may remember years ago hearing the claim that Little Mikey of LIFE cereal fame died from the explosive effects of mixing Pop Rocks candy with soda pop. Or you may have heard that children’s television show host Mr. Rogers (Fred Rodgers) always wore long-sleeved shirts and sweaters on his show to conceal the tattoos on his arms he obtained while serving in the military. Or perhaps you’ve heard that alligators live under the New York City sewer system. But, in reality, none of these stories are true. They’re all “urban legends.” And I’m proud to say that I never believed any of them (well, except the one about Mikey and Pop Rocks—I did believe that one for awhile…).

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My Eastover Basket

Posted on March 25th, 2019
by Laurel Snyder, InterfaithFamily.com
 
 
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As a kid, I loved Passover and Easter.

Passover meant a big Seder, with my grandfather chanting at the end of the table. My cousins and I would scramble around the house, hunting for the afikomen. Then my uncle would play the piano in the basement while we all sang. It was a wonderful holiday.

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Purim

Posted on March 18th, 2019

 

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Purim begins on the evening of March 20, 2019

Purim is a Jewish Halloween, a Jewish Mardi Gras and a secular New Year rolled into one. And it is not just a holiday for children who know immediately that anything with a costume will be fun. All Jews are commanded to be silly and celebrate the ancient victory against their adversaries by giving gifts of food to friends and to the poor.

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