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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Re-thinking the seder

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT April 5, 2012

As the season of Pesach approaches and households are busy eliminating all traces of chametz from the shelves and replacing it with matzah, it seems reasonable to be thinking of how we plan to embrace the traditions that await us on Friday at sundown. ...

Rabbi Andy Kastner

How to Eat Matzah

By Rabbi Andy Kastner April 4, 2012

I admit that I have a love affair with matzah.  From the simplicity of matzah spread thick with whipped cream cheese, to the burnt edges of the hand-made shmura matzah.   Yet, there is more to matzah than its mouth feel.  Indeed matzah has personality,...

See which brands are seder-worthy

By the Jewish Light Staff March 28, 2012

Too often a good idea leads to less desirable—though unintended—consequences. So it was with the Jewish Light’s Matzah Taste Test. Wouldn’t it be helpful to buy a bunch of different brands of matzah and recruit staff members to judge the brands...

Michael Eastman making his Matzah Brei in his home. Photo: Kristi Foster

Visiting local kitchens for several takes on Passover staple — Matzah Brei

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 13, 2011

When it comes to Matzah Brei, that perennial Passover favorite, there seem to be as many versions of this treat as there are Jewish families in St. Louis.  There is something about the combination of matzah and eggs that brings out the creative muse...

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