Tagged: “Jewish holidays”

Hamantaschen’s New York Times debut

Hamantaschen’s New York Times debut

This blog post originally ran in March 2020. We’re reposting today, with some edits. Enjoy! Not everyone dresses up for Purim or even knows the Purim story. But one culinary tradition seems to have transcended all other elements of the early springtime holiday. Even if you’re not Jewish, there’s a chance you know one thing […]

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Conjuring old Sukkot traditions in a changed world

Conjuring old Sukkot traditions in a changed world

The Museum at Eldridge street has been closed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for over six months. Our staff and docents miss so much about being at the Museum every day – meeting new visitors from around the world, sharing a transportive experience together, relishing the calm and  beauty of the historic sanctuary. And we […]

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How is this Seder plate different than other Seder plates?

How is this Seder plate different than other Seder plates?

This post was originally written by Museum intern John Hanson in April 2018. We are reposting with edits for this year’s Passover holiday. Passover is the oldest, continuously celebrated holiday of the Jewish calendar. And it is a holiday commemorated with deep and longstanding traditions. But this year, families are being forced to adapt their […]

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Hamantaschen’s New York Times debut

Hamantaschen’s New York Times debut

Not everyone dresses up for Purim or even knows the Purim story. But one culinary tradition of the holiday seems to have transcended all other elements of the springtime holiday. That’s right, I’m talkin’ hamantaschen. Seeking out or making your own little Purim cookies around this time has become its own tradition. They’re a beloved […]

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A Very Lower East Side Gift Guide

A Very Lower East Side Gift Guide

Gift guides are everywhere this time of year. But we couldn’t resist mining the incredible Lower East Side to suggest some truly one-of-a-kind gifts. So we promise, there are no cufflinks in this list. These options have all the character, personality and versatility you’d expect from a neighborhood that’s been shifting, adapting, and growing for […]

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The hamentashen worth getting on a plane for

The hamentashen worth getting on a plane for

This blog was originally posted in March 2017 by Museum intern Rachel Hoffman. With Purim coming up again, we thought we’d repost this short and sweet family story from our former Visitor Services Associate Sharon Stein. Enjoy! Sharon Lotman Stein is the first person you meet when you enter the Museum at Eldridge Street. She […]

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Griff Family Recipes for a Sweet New Year

Griff Family Recipes for a Sweet New Year

This post was adapted from a piece originally published in 2011. The Museum’s former Program Director, Hanna Griff-Sleven, not only cooked up great programs (including our signature Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival!) but is a wonderful chef, too. In this post from 2011, she shares some delicious dessert recipes that will make your […]

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