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Make a Sephardic Seder, Whip Your Friends With Scallions
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Make a Sephardic Seder, Whip Your Friends With Scallions

By On April 21, 2016

After sitting for hours—and hours and hours—around the seder table with your family, you may feel like hitting someone (looking at you, drunk Uncle Ivan). If your family is Sephardic and has… Read More

The Colorado Foodie Putting the "Pot" into Pot-zah Balls
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The Colorado Foodie Who’s Putting the Smoke in Smoked Salmon

By On April 20, 2016

The wise child, the wicked child, the simple child, and the child too stoned to ask? Yes, this Passover, you may hear a lot more giggling around the seder, especially if you’re… Read More

How Passover Inspired The Jewish Stop on the Underground Railroad
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How Passover Inspired The Jewish Stop on the Underground Railroad

By On April 19, 2016

“Once we were slaves in Egypt. Now we are free people.” These words from the Haggadah rang in the ears of Jews who fought to end slavery in the United States. One… Read More

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See the Only Woodcut Haggadah Made By and For Holocaust Survivors

By On April 8, 2015

When Rabbi Abraham Klausner—a U.S. Army chaplain stationed in Munich after liberation—was planning the first seder for survivors after the war, he came across a haggadah created by survivors, for survivors. The… Read More

The Strange and Surprising History of the Maxwell House Haggadah
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The Strange and Surprising History of the Maxwell House Haggadah

By On April 6, 2015

In our worst nightmares, coffee is not kosher for Passover. In early 20th-century America, this nightmare was almost real: Jewish stores mistakenly classified coffee beans as legumes, making them forbidden during Pesach… Read More

A Classic Seder Song Like You've Never Heard it Before
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A Favorite Seder Song Like You’ve Never Heard it Before

By On April 3, 2015

Can music change the world? Create peace? For some, that might be marketing copy. For the members of Diwan Saz, an incredibly skilled multi-faith and multi-ethnic 9-piece band, it seems to be… Read More

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The Matzah Machine Controversy That Tore European Jewry Asunder

By On April 2, 2015

Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But progress is a touchy subject, particularly where Jewish law is involved. In 1857, the first matzah-baking machine was invented in Austria. The automated device kneaded and pressed the… Read More

A 19th-Century Joke Haggadah for Schoolteachers
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A 19th-Century Parody Haggadah for Schoolteachers

By On April 1, 2015

Do your bosses and clients oppress you? Have you spent years getting an education only to enter a low-paying, low-status profession? If so, this haggadah is for you. Published in 19th-century Odessa, Sefer… Read More

How to Host an Anarchy Seder
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How to Host an Anarchy Seder

By On March 31, 2015

Many a Passover seder leader finds herself pulled between the opposing poles of structure and chaos. One method of finding that balance: the anarchy seder. At anarchy seders, like the one Rabbi… Read More

The Gorgeous Newfangled Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now
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The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

By On March 17, 2015

Asufa is an Israeli design collective. Each year, they collect a rowdy cadre of over 40 Israeli artists and they release a Passover haggadah. Each artist is given a different part of… Read More

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How Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired a Passover Seder

By On February 18, 2015

All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History Month with some of our favorite stories from the archives. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated just eight days before Passover in 1968. Among those grieving his… Read More

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Martha Stewart and the Case of the WASPy Matzah

By On April 18, 2014

Poor Martha Stewart. A few years ago she wasn’t invited to a Passover seder. Never one to miss an opportunity to participate in a lavish meal, Stewart—though not a Jew herself—wanted to keep… Read More

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