Passover is almost here! It starts Monday evening, April 10, and ends Tuesday evening, April 18. If you’re attending or planning a seder, you're probably excited to see your family and friends…who are schlepping to your house (or someone else's). Of course, there are probably plenty of relatives and friends you won't be seeing for the holiday, which means it's time to start thinking of cards to send them. If you're anything like me, you pretty much make up excuses to send people mail, and snail… >> Read More
You may be totally stressed out about Passover. And it’s understandable–it’s stressful! Hosting a dinner for 30 people would be enough–dayenu, if you will–but working with an extended…program, partially in Hebrew and/or Aramaic, that needs to be the right length, the perfect level of inspirational, plus engaging and interesting? It’s enough to send you over the edge of a pyramid. The Four Questions are a familiar cornerstone of the seder festival meal, in which the youngest present asks, "Why is this night… >> Read More
Passover is almost here! It starts Monday evening, April 10, and ends Tuesday evening, April 18. So, if you’re planning a seder, you’re going to be in need of a haggadah–and if you’re…ordering one online, that means you probably should start looking now. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up eight gorgeous haggadot for your consideration this Passover season. Even better yet, most of these are kid-friendly--and there's a few funny ones too. And don't forget to check out our piece on the unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah. 1. "For This We Left… >> Read More
Magic? Seder? Can these two words coexist happily in the same evening? Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, author of the “Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah,” currently the number one bestseller in both Haggodot…and Jewish life on Amazon, believes so. Kveller caught up with Rosenberg recently to learn a few new spells and charms and hear his wisdom on what kind of sorcery is appropriate for the retelling of the story of the Exodus at Passover. Rosenberg writes in the Haggadah, “The most striking parallel between Hogwarts and… >> Read More
The first night of Passover is in less than three weeks.
I am dreading it.
It’s not the cleaning or the clearing or the shopping or the schlepping that has me burying my head in the sand.…It’s not the planning for, cooking for, or hosting the Seder. And it’s not even about giving up my beloved morning english muffin or lunchtime turkey sandwich. I’m dreading Passover because of how hard it is to feed my daughter when bread, pasta, tortillas, and pizza are not on the menu. You see, the child generally… >> Read More