The Sparks can’t find the chametz! The Plonys can’t make matzah balls! Ma nishtana? Why is this night different from all other nights? Find out on this Passover special episode of SHABOOM!
Is the word “Seder” capitalized? It depends on who you ask! First, a definition. “Seder” is a Hebrew word meaning order. The Passover Seder is a Jewish feast that marks the beginning of the Passover holiday. So, here is the who’s who of Seder capitalization. New York Times Stylebook: YES AP Stylebook: YES Merriam-Webster: NO […]
Looking to put together your own Hagaddah this year? The Internet offers a wealth of resources, from free PDF downloads to snippets you can mix and match. Here’s a resource list, in no particular order. Have a favorite Haggadah resource I missed? Please add it in the comments below. Valley Beth Shalom Haggadah Jewish Federation […]
The Seder plate is the central feature of the Passover holiday ceremonial meal. It has either five or six items on it depending on the person’s tradition. These items are as follows: 1. Maror – a bitter herb (such as horseradish) symbolizing the bitterness of slavery in Egypt. 2. Charoset – a roughly chopped brown […]
There is no definitive answer to the question of whether or not The Last Supper was a Passover Seder. The Last Supper is told about in the New Testament in the Book of Luke. Jesus and his disciples, including Judas, who had already agreed to betray Jesus’ location to the Romans, went to a secret […]
The Seder is a special ritual meal that Jewish people eat during the holiday of Passover. It is held on the first night of Passover in Israel and on both the first and second nights of Passover outside of the land of Israel. During the meal, the entire story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt […]
The Torah (the Jewish Bible) in Exodus 12:14, states that the holiday of Passover is to be seven days long. It says, “”This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it… for seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast.” However, it is only celebrated […]