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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Yes, Passover cocktails are a thing. Here are 6 straight from the seder plate

Yes, Passover cocktails are a thing. Here are 6 straight from the seder plate

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished April 14, 2022

You've heard it before. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which the imbibing large amounts of alcohol is practically mandated. But, don't forget about Passover. Four cups of wine? And while no one is suggesting you become farschnickert, Passover is certainly...

Dvar Torah: Breaking matzah signifies oneness of Jewish people

D’var Torah: Breaking matzah signifies oneness of Jewish people

RABBI JEFFREY ABRAHAMPublished April 13, 2022

Passover is a time that accentuates the importance of oneness and unity.  On seder night, we remember our historic roots and re-experience both the dark days in Egypt and our miraculous redemption from bondage. Jewish people across the globe feel...

Looking for Passover books for kids? Here are recommendations from PJ Library

Looking for Passover books for kids? Here are recommendations from PJ Library

JEN BAER, Special to the Jewish LightPublished March 23, 2022

This time of year brings basketball fever. That’s when the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament occurs. Each year around this time, people start filling out brackets and entering pools…Not the kind you swim in, but the ones where you...

The Passover pajamas you didnt know you needed

The Passover pajamas you didn’t know you needed

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished March 18, 2022

This past Hanukkah I agreed to do this. Those are my Hannukah pajamas, and as a non-pajama-wearing guy, I'm now in love with my matching Hanukkah pajamas. So, I guess you could say, I'm all in on whatever comes next. What's Coming Next Your...

Gluten free and dairy free macaroons

Enjoy this gluten free macaroon recipe now, then save for Passover

Rhonda Albom, Owner, Kibitzspot.comPublished January 11, 2022
This dairy-free and gluten-free macaroon recipe is a simple, fresh, and easy snack or dessert. It’s not just a Passover treat, so enjoy them anytime.
Cantor-Rabbi Ronald D. Eichaker serves United Hebrew Congregation and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association, which coordinates the weekly d’var Torah for the Light.

Passover, the pandemic and a chance to delve deeper into our Jewish history, identity

By Cantor-Rabbi Ronald D. EichakerPublished April 2, 2021

This particular Passover observance, while it may be dominated by the external expressions inspired by time-bound practices, has presented us with an opportunity to recalculate our future by recalibrating our reason for being.Most of us, myself included,...

Stefani Pollack

“Tzimmer down now” and enjoy St. Louis baker’s creative take on classic Passover dish

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 1, 2021

The Jewish Light recently highlighted five prominent Jewish social media influencers with local ties. One of our featured influencers, Stefani Pollack, is a baker and cook extraordinaire with nearly 1 million Instagram followers. Pollack’s recipe for...

Dough using almond flour makes perfect Passover pizza

Dough using almond flour makes perfect Passover pizza

By Cheryl Baehr, Special to the Jewish LightPublished March 31, 2021

Chef AJ Moll could not help but be struck by the pizza recipe that came across the screen one day when he was watching a documentary with his wife. The show, “Fat Head,” chronicled the journey of a keto diet advocate who claimed that sugar and...

Passover card -Moses Looking at Egypt Hebrew greeting

7 facts about Passover that will surprise and delight you

By Leah KadoshPublished March 28, 2021

This story originally appeared on Kveller, 70 Faces Media’s Jewish parenting site.Had I only gotten out of hosting last year’s seder, dayenu! But here we are, another pandemic Passover, which begins this year at sundown on Saturday, March 27 and...

Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham serves Congregation B’nai Amoona and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association, which coordinates the d’var Torah for the Jewish Light.

Making memories is the sweet in Passover’s bitters

By Rabbi Jeffrey AbrahamPublished March 25, 2021

The “Sarajevo Haggadah,” handwritten and illustrated in 14th century Spain, was probably part of the expulsion from Spain in 1492. The details of how and when it arrived in Sarajevo, now the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are not known. But it...

Laura and John Corn

Seder plates tell tales of family, Jewish histories

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished March 25, 2021

A few years ago, Bob Hoffman was getting new siding on his house. He was sitting on his living room couch just under where a Hoffman family heirloom – an antique seder plate – was hanging on the wall. Workers outside were banging on the exterior wall...

A family celebrates the seder. (Leland Bobbe/Getty Images)

9 things you didn’t know about Passover

By My Jewish LearningPublished March 25, 2021

Passover celebrates the ancient Exodus of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. Here are nine things you might not have known about the major Jewish festival.1. In Gibraltar, there’s dust in the charoset.The traditional charoset is a sweet Passover paste...

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