Tagged: “Passover”

Spring Cleaning: A Centuries-Old Chore

Spring Cleaning: A Centuries-Old Chore

At this time of year, in the days before Passover begins, many observant Jews are busy cleaning. But it’s not just the usual spring cleaning. Their goal is to clear the home of any trace of chametz, which are leavened foods that may not be eaten during the eight days of Passover. This includes bread, […]

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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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A French Flourless Cake to Bring Comfort & Joy

A French Flourless Cake to Bring Comfort & Joy

This post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. At a time when it feels as though everything we were looking forward to has been canceled, it can be difficult to remember that life does in fact go on. Spring is still springing outside our windows  and holidays will still take place even if gatherings […]

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