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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

Barbara L. Finch

Lessons from a solitary seder

By Barbara L. Finch April 14, 2020

I did not grow up with seders.By the time I became a Jew by choice, I was in my fifties.  I had been to a few seders, hosted by friends whose children and grandchildren turned them into raucous affairs.  I also attended one seder that was conducted...

Chabad offers ‘seder-to-go’ kits

April 2, 2020

As Passover approaches, and with all the safety restrictions being put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19, many Jewish families throughout the St. Louis region may not be able to gather for a seder with family and friends as they have done in...

J plans family Passover seder

March 22, 2017

Join other families for the fourth annual community family Passover seder at the Jewish Community Center, led by Rabbi Brad Horwitz and musical guest Sharol Brickman at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive....

Rabbi Hyim Shafner serves Bais Abraham Congregation.

Seder mirrors breakup, redemption of family

By Rabbi Hyim Shafner April 28, 2016

Passover is about relationships.  Over and over, the Torah expresses the Passover Seder in intergenerationally related terms, such as:  “When your child shall ask you, ‘What is this service’ ” and, “And you shall say to them, ‘With a strong...

Chabad on Campus offers Passover seders for college students

April 21, 2016

Chabad on Campus is hoping to make Passover more enjoyable for students and young adults in St. Louis by hosting communal seders this year on the first and second nights of Passover — Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.The seders will be held at...

Add new relevance to your seder with a Haggadah supplement focusing on contemporary issues.

Five seder supplements to consider for Passover this year

By Gabe Friedman, JTA April 21, 2016

We get it: Most Jewish families don’t yearn to make their Passover seders longer.But there’s an entire world of seder upgrades and supplements out there providing myriad creative ways to freshen up the age-old tale of the Jews’ liberation from slavery...

 

Moroccan cuisine makes a plentiful, spicy seder

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 13, 2016

Centuries of religious intolerance and oppression forced generation upon generation of our ancestors to flee their lands in search of some sanctuary in the Diaspora where they could live in peace as Jews. And along the way, they developed unique cuisines...

IDF soldiers raise a glass at a model seder on their base.

Israel’s army gears up for one of its biggest operations: Passover

By Marcy Oster, JTA April 4, 2012

JERUSALEM—With Passover nearing, the Israeli army is embarking on one of its biggest operations of the year.Whether in the field, on a base or with family living abroad, “every last soldier has everything he needs for seder night,” asserts Capt....

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,...

Corinne Darvish says Persian Passover seders bring a level of fun that many non-Sephardic Jews seem to enjoy.

Dayenu ‘warfare’ is Persian seder tradition

CORINNE N. DARVISH, Special to the Jewish Light April 4, 2012

When I tell people how my Persian family celebrates Passover, many people tell me that they want to be Sephardic.  I don’t know that we’ll be able to swing the rice and legumes, but as far as I know, there are no prohibitions on green onions. During...

Rabbi Andy Kastner

Order it your way: On designing the seder

By Rabbi Andy Kastner April 4, 2012

By design, the Passover seder is perhaps the paradigmatic family holiday. Relatives, distant and close, friends, even strangers crowd around the dinner table to laugh, eat and of course to read the Haggadah, telling the story of the Israelites Exodus...

Zucchini and red bell pepper saute

Recipes to please the crowd and de-stress the chef

By Jamie Geller, JTA March 28, 2012

NEW YORK—Passover may be the mother of all kitchen yuntifs, but stay cool and don’t stress. Here are some of my favorite recipes from last Passover that you will love this Passover and all year.Last year, 99 percent of what I made for Passover weren’t...

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