What is Passover?
( April 19-27, 2019 | April 8-16, 2020 )

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A Roman Spin on the Seder Meal

While I was hosting Passover dinners in Italy, I created baccalà al ghetto, a dish that marries local ingredients with Jewish tradition

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How Cotton Became King—of Passover

Cottonseed oil is ubiquitous in kosher-for-Passover foods. How did that happen, and can it be changed?

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A Festive Seder Meal—With a Side of Rice and Beans

As more Jews permit consumption of kitniyot for Passover, the holiday menu continues to expand

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How Is This Cheesecake Different From All Other Cheesecakes?

It’s kosher for Passover. So, forget that dry sponge cake and that can of macaroons. Here’s a Lithuanian dessert that’ll make you wish the holiday lasted for more than eight days.

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Poi Story

Eating this traditional dish made from taro root is a perfect way to express what it means to be a Jew in Hawai‘i. Plus, it’s kosher for Passover.

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My Mother’s Matzo Brei

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Peter Gethers tries making an old Passover favorite

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How To Make Seder Desserts Your Guests Won’t Believe Are Kosher for Passover

There’s no excuse for serving canned macaroons and packaged cake mixes. These recipes are so good, you’ll serve them all year.

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A Passover Miracle: Turning Matzo Into Candy

The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunch

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A Taste of Spain at the Seder: How to Make Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella, once a staple of trendy dinner parties, is now a mainstay recipe for Passover’s festive meals

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A Passover Do-Over

The third Seder was once an American tradition, with a sense of community and politics that set it apart from the first two

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The Festival of Cleaning

Whether you’re a hoarder or a neat freak, Passover gives families a chance to get rid of the mess—together

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A Seder of My Own

After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition

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We’ll Be Here All Night

Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice

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What’s the Point of Passover?

Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?

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Passover’s Kitchen Revelation: Cutting Down on Food Waste

As we remove the chametz from our house, it’s time to reconsider how much food we throw away all year

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The Sweetness of Memory, the Bitterness of Loss

Finding a sense of healing at Passover, in the wake of a child’s suicide

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The Tough Customer

The Burning Bush, and how God revealed her real name

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The Seder After the Split

Why was this dinner party different from all other dinner parties? Because it was the first event I hosted after separating from my husband, when I was figuring out what freedom meant.

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The Relics of Passover Past

A deep dive into my parents’ Passover cupboard

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An Air Force Chaplain’s Unforgettable Passover, 50 Years Ago

How a week of military leave created one rabbi’s unlikely connections to Menachem Begin and Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Six-Day War

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A Holiday Fable

Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?

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Dayenu? Enough Already.

If there were such a thing as a perfect Jewish joke, it might just be ‘Dayenu,’ the Passover punch line that is never enough

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‘Go Down, Moses’: Engaging With My Complex Musical Heritage at Passover

As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew

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Our Family’s Twin Passover Tales: Escaping From Egypt and the Soviet Union

My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.