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Passover

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Top Passover Articles

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  • Longing for forbidden foods during Passover

    Longing for forbidden foods during Passover
    As rich as the Ashkenazic Jewish tradition is, once each year I lean toward going Sephardic for a week. That time is, of course, Passover, when the two largest groups of Jews follow very different food customs. The Ashkenazic Jews are from France,...
  • Moraine Township to hold food drive

    Moraine Township to hold food drive
    Moraine Township is partnering with Sunset Foods in Highland Park this Friday and Saturday in a special food drive entering the Passover and Easter holidays, highlighting a growing food insecurity in the community. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Passover dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: Passover dining
    Passover begins at sundown Monday, and of course many of Chicago's restaurants are eager to help. Here are a few options; unless noted otherwise, special dinners are available Monday and Tuesday. Di Pescara: Seder plate and traditional dinner; kosher...
  • Wine shines during Easter, Passover

    Wine shines during Easter, Passover
    From the point of view of religion, this is wine drinking's annual high-water mark. Easter isn't Easter without its dinner of lamb or ham and their wines; Passover isn't Pesach without the mandated four cups of wine during the Seder and then more...
  • Synagogue reaches out to 'Jews of no religion'

    Synagogue reaches out to 'Jews of no religion'
    A Pew Research study released last December found that one in five American Jews identifies as Jewish by culture alone. These so-called "Jews of no religion" were found to be significantly less likely to have a strong sense of belonging to Judaism and...
  • Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible

    Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible
    Why is the Passover Seder hosted by the sisterhood of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield different from most other Seders? For starters, it is held one week before the official Passover celebration. Second, it is for women only. The sisterhood'...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'That Lovely Girl'

    Incest continues to be inexplicably popular arthouse fodder, with Keren Yedaya's "That Lovely Girl" prolonging the trend. A hothouse story of a father-daughter's abusive (in all senses) relationship includes collateral issues such as codependency, self-...
  • Passover and Easter are both holidays of hope -- and promise

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder--the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not...
  • Brisket slicing is back

    Brisket slicing is back
    In August we reported that the complimentary service of slicing holiday briskets by grocery stores and butchers would end in a number of suburbs as of Jan. 1. But in time for Passover, some meat vendors who appealed to Northbrook's village sanitarian...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases

    U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases
    Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
  • Potato salad for Passover

    Potato salad for Passover
    Q: I had the pleasure of attending a conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and one of the side items on the lunch buffet was a roasted sweet potato, apple and almond salad. It was delicious and would make a great side dish for holidays. Any chance...