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Pesach

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – Mah Nishtanah?

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

How is this night different from all other nights? Practice the Four Questions with ShirLaLa Pesach, track 11.
(You can sing along with Shira HERE!) 
So many questions… What other questions come up for you this Passover?

Click here for a Four Questions coloring page

Pesach Recipes – Make Your Own Matzah

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Make Your Own Matzah – Its much tastier and more fun!
Instructions based on my Dad’s. More info on his blog, Good-To-Be-A-Jew
"MAKE Matza???" You ask. Yes! It’s probably one of the easiest things you’ll ever bake in your kitchen. The experience and the unique taste of home-made matzah is enough to make a family [...]

Pesach Recipes – Sephardic Charoset

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Barbara Kline’s Charoset, Sephardic Style:
1 lb pitted chopped dates or date paste
Sweet Kosher for Pesach wine
Ground cinnamon
Chopped walnuts
Cover dates with water in a saucepan and cook over moderate heat until the dates break down into a smooth mass. The results should be like a thick jam. Mix in enough wine to loosen the consistency slightly. [...]

Pesach Recipes – Chocolate Caramel Brickle

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Pesach Brickle (thanks to Delores Gross who calls it a Pitzel Brickel, with slight variations by Barbara Kline)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Ingredients:
Matzah
1 C butter
1 C brown sugar
Almonds – whole or chopped coarsely
2 packages Kosher l’Pesach semi-sweet chocolate and 2 packages milk chocolate chips

Grease a cookie pan with butter. Cover the pan with a layer of [...]

Pesach Recipes – Middle Eastern Lamb Kubeh

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Barbara Kline’s Kubeh

Ingredients:
Ground lamb
Finely chopped onion
Finely chopped garlic
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Cumin
Turmeric
1 egg
1 recipe of matzah ball mixture adding chopped parsley and ginger

All of the seasonings are to-taste. We make it quite spicy. Make matzah ball dough and refrigerate for at least one hour. Mix together the lamb and the following eight ingredients. Form a ball with [...]

Pesach Recipes – Spinach and Edam Cheese Souffle

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Pesach Souffle (thanks to Edna Cohen)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:
6 eggs, separated
1 lb spinach
1/2 lb edam cheese, sliced
1 lb cottage cheese
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or to taste)
matzah

Butter the inside of a soufflé dish and cover the bottom with a double layer of matzah.
Plunge spinach into boiling water and remove almost immediately, squeezing some [...]

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – B’dikat Chametz (Searching for Chametz)

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Can you find the last crumbs of chametz in your home?

Click here for a Passover Coloring Page

Pesach Recipe – Seven Layer Chocoalte Matzah Cake

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

*This is an amazing cake.   One year, when I was a child, I practically poisoned myself with chocolate matzah cake I ate so much of it.  ENJOY!
Seven Layer Matzah  Cake
1/2 lb semi sweet chocolate
1 tblsp unsalted butter
1/2 lb or 1 jar raspberry jam without seeds (can also use marmalade)
2 eggs
2 tblsp brandy
3/4 C [...]

Chametz

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Cha-METZ literally means “leavened.” Preparing for Pesach includes removing all of the chametz from your home. The laws of Torah tell us that we’re not to eat, own, or benefit from chametz during the festival holiday of Pesach. In Ashkenazic households, chametz includes grains as well as legumes. There’s a tradition of selling your chametz [...]

Afikomen

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

A-fi-KO-men is actually a Greek word for "dessert." During the Seder, we take one of the three matzot on the Seder plate and crack it in half. This is the "Ya-chatz" step in the 14 parts of the Seder. (Which makes for a very fun karate chop, "YA-chatz!!") The larger half of [...]

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