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Fast of the Firstborns
Fast of the Firstborns

There has always been a lot of pressure on firstborn children, as they were often expected to care for the family property or business in order to ensure stability within the community.

Setting the Seder Table
Setting the Seder Table

Before beginning the Seder, it is important to make certain that everything necessary is available.

The Great Shabbat
The Great Shabbat

The Shabbat immediately preceding Passover is known as Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat.

Paschal Lamb – A Unique Commandment
Paschal Lamb – A Unique Commandment

While most Jews have attended a Passover seder, no Jew in the last 1,900 plus years has tasted a Paschal lamb (“Korban Pesach“), the animal offering associated with Passover that shares the holiday’s name.

MatzoBall Is Creating New Ways For Jewish Singles To Connect
MatzoBall Is Creating New Ways For Jewish Singles To Connect

The founder of MatzoBall, a popular Jewish singles event held in several cities across the country each year on Christmas Eve, is adding a new event to his ever-expanding list of Jewish singles mixers – and he says this new event will be right up your alley!

Searching For Chametz
Searching For Chametz

On Passover, Jews are commanded to get rid of all “chametz” (leaven) which may be in their possession.

Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim
Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian?At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to know your ancestry as it is on Passover. What one does or does not eat on Passover (beyond obvious chametz) is strongly dict…

Dipping Plagues
Dipping Plagues

On the night of the seder, and whenever one recounts the story of the Exodus, the recitation of the 10 plagues presents a particularly dramatic moment. It is interesting to note that the 10 plagues are so essential a part of Jewish history that the sag…

A Holiday for Kids
A Holiday for Kids

Why is this night different from all other nights?Ask the kids! Or better yet, let the kids ask you.It might surprise you to know that Passover, more than any other Jewish holiday, is focused on the children. The retelling of the story of the Exodus fr…

Seek The Answers
Seek The Answers

The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana – What makes it different?) is one of the most famous features of the Passover Seder. In Ashkenazi homes, these four lines are recited by the youngest person present, or, quite often, by all the children at th…

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