What’s on the Seder Plate?

Mar 26, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
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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 […]

 

This Week’s Torah Portion: Tzav

Mar 23, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Tzav Reading: Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24 Shabbat Bonus – Shabbat Hagadol! Parsha Summary – Tzav God Instructs Moses Regarding the Sacrifices God tells Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding the burnt offering. It must be burnt through the night into the morning, keeping the altar fire lit. The priests will move the ashes from the altar and a fire will always remain lit on […]

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Chametz-Free Meal Ideas for Passover

Mar 20, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold

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, […]