Tag: Passover

Seder-Masochism: Beyond the Orange and Miriam’s Cup

By now these items are standard fare at a feminist seder – the once transgressive orange on the Seder Plate; Miriam’s cup of clear, life-giving water next to Elijah’s cup of blood red wine. But wait! Most of us have yet to dig beneath the God and Moses Exodus story, even with Aviva Cantor’s “Jewish… Read more »

Jamaican Kosher Oxtail Stew with a Yemeni Twist

As a person of Native American, Jamaican, and Southeast Asian descent—and Jewish!–I have taken my mother and father’s oxtail recipes and elevated them, with a Kosher twist.

The Earth Is the Heart of Our Lives

Passover celebrates freedom. However we will only be free when our earth is healthy and able to support our lives for the long term.

Eight Days Celebrating Jewish Survival

As the Jews of Spain left Iberia, the largest number found safe haven in the Ottoman Empire. There the foods of the Sephardim, with recipes remembered and carried by the women, found a wonderful match with Ottoman cuisine.

This Passover, Keeping Us Safe

During this season of narrowness and liberation, what will you do to help foster true and lasting safety in your communities? How will you support Asian and other oppressed peoples who have been fighting for their liberation for decades?

Food for Thought on Passover

Let’s create new rituals and weave our food deprivations into our holistic understanding of what this Seder is and what it represents.

I Attended a Jews for Jesus Seder in France: Here’s How It Went

I hadn’t contemplated what Jewish life abroad might look like or the compromises I might make. The landscape was that of Cezanne and Van Gogh, cobblestone streets, the ubiquitous skinny baguettes tucked under the arm. The seder, however, had an agenda.