Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Passover Fact File

Mar 30, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Discover everything you need to know about Passover ahead of the Pesach holiday! Name: Passover Dates: 15th Nissan Length: Eight days Different Names for Passover: Did you know that there are four different names for Passover? They are: Pesach “Pesach” means to pass over, and this name comes from God “passing over” the Jews’ homes during the plague that killed all the Egyptian first borns. Chag HaMatzot Literally, the Festival […]

 

What’s on the Seder Plate?

Mar 26, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
seder plate

The Seder plate is the focal point of the whole Seder night. It holds the six different ritual foods which are eaten and used symbolically throughout the night. This is our essential guide to the items on the Seder plate so you can start you night right! Beitzah Eggs are used symbolically in Judaism several times a year: they appear on the Seder plate, and are the last thing eaten […]

 

Chametz-Free Meal Ideas for Passover

Mar 20, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Looking for Passover meal ideas? The notion of chametz means that anything leavened – a grain-based food that either rises with yeast or other additives or swells with the addition of water – is out, making Pesach menus tricky to put together. In addition, many communities – in particular Ashkenazi ones (Jews of German descent) – have other restrictive customs, such as not eating kitniyot. Literally taken to mean legumes, […]