Tag Archives: Passover

Passover 2014: gefilte fish substitute, seder snow, blood moon, karate-kicked matzah piñata, death of the first-born

(Blood Moon photo by JB)

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In the Table: Passover Edition

I was about to change the “In the Table” display and realized I hadn’t documented it. For Passover this year, the glass topped table was filled with a 1941 Maxwell House Haggadah, a reproduction of the Sarajevo Haggadah (from about 1350), … Continue reading

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Chag Sameach!

(JB’s photo)

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Second Night clean-up

We don’t have a dishwasher, well, except for the humans who live in this household. Usually after a big dinner party, JB and I get all the leftovers into the refrigerator and then first thing in the morning, we work … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the chametz

Major housecleaning today. We started with the refrigerator, throwing out past expiration date bottles of salsa, various cooking sauces, and pieces of cheese that had transformed themselves into stone (and actually looked like it too). We chipped away at the … Continue reading

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Chaotic and disorderly celebration and significance

This weekend were the first two nights of Passover. This is my favorite holiday of the year. The Passover seder is a celebration of freedom and liberation, a reminder how each of us needs to continue the fight for the … Continue reading

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Do I still get a prize?

Last night I was looking for a phone book of friends’ names so I could make sure to invite them all to our celebration for IB’s journey to Japan when, lo and behold, beneath a desk where we keep such … Continue reading

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Jade Buddha

In celebration of our son’s birthday, we went out to breakfast yesterday. He lives just a block away from the Truc Lam Buddhist Temple in Chicago.  In an incredibly vibrant, colorful, and high energy carnival atmosphere, we discovered that a … Continue reading

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Yassa au Poulet

Passover starts tomorrow night and is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a celebration, though intended to be religious, which is actually quite politically activist, a holiday which renews our commitment to bringing about freedom and justice for all … Continue reading

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