What is Passover?
( March 30-April 7, 2018 | April 19-27, 2019 )

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How Is This Cheesecake Different From All Other Cheesecakes?

It’s kosher for Passover. So, forget that dry sponge cake and that can of macaroons. Here’s a Lithuanian dessert that’ll make you wish the holiday lasted for more than eight days.

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Poi Story

Eating this traditional dish made from taro root is a perfect way to express what it means to be a Jew in Hawai‘i. Plus, it’s kosher for Passover.

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My Mother’s Matzo Brei

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Peter Gethers tries making an old Passover favorite

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How To Make Seder Desserts Your Guests Won’t Believe Are Kosher for Passover

There’s no excuse for serving canned macaroons and packaged cake mixes. These recipes are so good, you’ll serve them all year.

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A Passover Miracle: Turning Matzo Into Candy

The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunch

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A Taste of Spain at the Seder: How to Make Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella, once a staple of trendy dinner parties, is now a mainstay recipe for Passover’s festive meals

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The Festival of Cleaning

Whether you’re a hoarder or a neat freak, Passover gives families a chance to get rid of the mess—together

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A Seder of My Own

After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition

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We’ll Be Here All Night

Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice

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What’s the Point of Passover?

Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?

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Passover’s Kitchen Revelation: Cutting Down on Food Waste

As we remove the chametz from our house, it’s time to reconsider how much food we throw away all year

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Passover’s Perennial No-Show

At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.

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An Air Force Chaplain’s Unforgettable Passover, 50 Years Ago

How a week of military leave created one rabbi’s unlikely connections to Menachem Begin and Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Six-Day War

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A Holiday Fable

Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?

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Rediscovering a Lost Children’s Classic for Passover

‘The Animated Haggadah’ was a staple for day school students in the 1980s and ’90s—and then nearly vanished. How does it hold up, 30 years after its release?

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Dayenu? Enough Already.

If there were such a thing as a perfect Jewish joke, it might just be ‘Dayenu,’ the Passover punch line that is never enough

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‘Go Down, Moses’: Engaging With My Complex Musical Heritage at Passover

As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew

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Our Family’s Twin Passover Tales: Escaping From Egypt and the Soviet Union

My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.