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Finding Solace in the Jewish Calendar After Our Daughter’s Accident

Her recovery paralleled the holidays, from Purim to Passover to Shavuot

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The Circus, Kosher for Passover

On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center

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The Art of Perfect Matzo Symmetry

A tutorial for the precision-minded

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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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Confessions of a Wicked Daughter

Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.

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Daybreak: Obama Exits Stage East

Plus two tourists, including an Israeli, are kidnapped in Sinai

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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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Matzo-Ball Soup for the Ages (and Aged)

Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home are NOT shy

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The Bitter-Herb Bloody Mary

Video: The Gefilteria’s co-founder shows you how to spice up your horseradish—and make a Passover cocktail

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Prospect Park Cries ‘Fowl’ on Chametz Tossing

What hath Brooklyn Jewry wrought?

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How To Make the Ultimate Matzo-Ball Soup

Video: Make perfect chicken soup and matzo balls from scratch—just in time for Passover

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Beyond Gefilte Fish

Sick of gray balls of mystery fish floating in jelly? Think outside the jar, and try a Sephardic recipe instead.

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Our Unexpected Passover Guest

Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died

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Daybreak: Vatican Denies Francis Stayed Silent

Plus Lapid and Bennett relinquish requests for Deputy PM titles

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Let My Justices Go!

The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover

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Counting the Days of the Omer, Up or Down

Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer

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Seder Comes Only Once (Well, Twice) a Year

How the staff of Tablet Magazine is celebrating Passover

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No Promised Land for Refugees

Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds

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Fighting Pharaohs in Beijing

As Jews around the world recount Passover’s story of liberation, ongoing political repression in China casts a shadow over every Seder table

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For Jews, An Almost-Last Supper, Jesus-Style

Does Passover ever begin the night before Good Friday?

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This Matzo Isn’t a Mitzvah

Gluten-free matzo seems to offer deliverance for people with celiac disease and similar ailments. But this unleavened bread isn’t kosher for Seders.

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Passover’s Perennial No-Show

At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.

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Following the Breadcrumbs

Rabbinical reasoning behind our pre-Passover search for hametz leads Jews through a theological maze, but everything is illuminated at the end

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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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Don’t Diss Passover Fruit Slices

Does anyone really like jelly rings? Maybe not, but at Economy Candy on the Lower East Side, there are many other Passover sweets to choose from.

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Joan Nathan/Bill Yosses 2016

Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.

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Matzo and Modern Art

From a Jonathan Adler Seder plate to a mezuzah that evokes the parting of the Red Sea, high-design Passover tchotchkes for your home

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Turkish Memories, Jewish Food

The new culinary memoir The Ottoman Turk and the Jewish Girl preserves an immigrant family’s history—and its treasured Passover recipes

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Passover 2012

On the Feast of Unleavened Bread, here’s all of Tablet Magazine’s Passover coverage and commentary, covering everything from quinoa to Qaddafi to Seder-plate cocktails

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Overtime

The second day of some Jewish holidays is mandated by rabbinic tradition, not Torah law. In today’s world, they’re increasingly hard to observe.

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