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Gluten-free Lemon Passover Cupcakes

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Gluten-free lemon Passover cupcakes.
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Gluten-free lemon Passover cupcakes.
Courtesy of ThisGlutenFreeLife.org.

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Gluten-free Lemon Passover Cupcakes with Blackberry Jam and Lemon Glaze

This cake is not just for Passover, friends. And it's not even just for the Jews. I'm convinced that this is one that everyone will like.

Charoset Medley

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Charoset medley.

Image courtesy of Elana's Pantry.

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Charoset medley.

Image courtesy of Elana's Pantry.

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Eating Jewish: Charoset medley

Although most, if not all, Jewish holiday meals use certain foods and dishes to symbolize various elements of the celebration, the seder meal does so in a way that is integral to the ritual of the meal itself. From the maror to the zeroah, each has its place in the structure of the seder. Of all these symbolic foods, charoset is definitely my favorite and I have to agree with Gil Marks when he says in the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food that it “is unquestionably the most flavorful and arguably everyone’s favorite of the seder foods.”

A Fifth Question for Passover

The Passover Seder offers an opportunity to remember more than just the exodus from Egypt and our desert wanderings.

Why Rachel Berry deserves our compassion

Recently in The Forward, Jay Michaelson compared four characters from “Glee” to the “Four Children” from the Passover seder tradition. What I loved about the piece was Michaelson’s point that for young Jews, Jewish identity is one variable in a multi-variable identity that youth will embrace, when and if they find it meaningful. What bothered me about the piece was the language Michaelson used describing Rachel Berry, the analogous “Wise Child,” as an “irritating control freak” and “intolerable.” It was particularly difficult to read this because, well, I used to be Rachel Berry.

Rachel Berry from Glee

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Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, on Fox's Glee.
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Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, on Fox's Glee.

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The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including Women's Voices

This Passover, the Jewish Women's Archive and JewishBoston.com have teamed up to bring you a downloadable, open source, fully inclusive Haggadah that weaves women's voices throughout the seder.

The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including Women's Voices

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The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including women's voices. Presented by the Jewish Women's Archive and JewishBoston.com.

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The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including women's voices. Presented by the Jewish Women's Archive and JewishBoston.com.

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Why, on this night, do we include women's voices?

In collaboration with JewishBoston.com, JWA are putting the finishing touches on a new Haggadah that highlights women's voices. (Keep an eye out for it next week.) As we've been thinking about seders and traditions and the different ways we could include women's voices in the Haggadah we're creating, I wanted to hear more from you about your traditions and how you include women's voices.

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