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Passover

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Top Passover Articles

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  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • Susan Rasky dies at 61; reporter became Berkeley journalism lecturer

    Susan Rasky dies at 61; reporter became Berkeley journalism lecturer
    Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer. A graduate of Los...
  • Chan Lowe: Happy Thanksgivukkah!

    Chan Lowe: Happy Thanksgivukkah!
    They say there won’t be another collision of these holidays for thousands of years, so who am I not to take note, I ask you?   My paper’s website is running a recipe for something called “turbrisket,” which I couldn’t...
  • Rev. Robert Farrar Capon on Thanksgiving

    "THANKSGIVING IS indeed the nearest thing we have to a national liturgy. From sea to shining sea, it calls forth a grand harmony of groaning boards. ... Yet, what must we think of a nation that, as the central motif of this gustatory concerto, insists...
  • What is Chanukah?

    It's starting to look a lot like ... Chanukah. Tonight we light the first candle, for it's the first night of this minor, eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one in our time. Maybe because of its proximity to Christmas and the temptation to...
  • The four questions of Thanksgivukkah [Commentary]

    The four questions of Thanksgivukkah [Commentary]
    Jewish events and holidays are often fraught with the angst of 5774 years of collective peoplehood. The cycle begins with the bris (ouch!), proceeds through Bar or Bat Mitzvah panic on the pulpit, and climaxes during the union of two Jews under the...
  • Two perfect Passover sides everyone can enjoy

    Apart from nourishing our bodies and tasting so delicious, food often plays another role: It can tell stories that feed our minds and souls. In this column, I've sometimes shared with you stories of my own life told through recipes: the vegetable soups my...
  • A springtime main dish for Passover

    A springtime main dish for Passover
    I feel it is no coincidence that Passover, the holiday celebrating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery under Pharaoh, falls around the same time as spring's arrival. After all, Passover observes a miracle of renewal -- the triumph of hope and...
  • We leave Egypt tonight

    Psst, pass it on. Tell the other slaves: We leave Egypt tonight. Walker Percy called it the search. Or at least his alter ego in "The Moviegoer" did. Outwardly, John Bickerson Bolling, or Binx to his friends, was just another stockbroker. Inwardly, he...
  • The loveliest game

    It's an annual ritual yet always different. Like spring itself. Like the first taste of matzah at the Passover seder. It marks renewal. It brings past memories and future hope together in the pure, unblemished present. Like a blank page waiting to be...
  • 21 deceptively satisfying soups that make a perfect dinner

    21 deceptively satisfying soups that make a perfect dinner
    Soups are a deceptive thing. You sit down to dinner, someone places a bowl in front of you and your heart falls. How is soup a meal? But very soon, you're reminded of its powers to sate and comfort all at once. In the Holiday Edition of the California...