Tag: Passover

Sweetly Sephardic for Passover

Have you ever heard of mesas de alegria? Literally meaning “tables of happiness,” this is such a delightful way of describing the delicious Sephardic food tradition of presenting one or more tables full of postras (desserts), pasteleria (pastry) and dulses (sweets). After a meal, the Sephardic custom for centuries has been to serve fresh fruit,… Read more »

New Flavors to Spice Up Your Passover and Beyond

Contrary to the pressure we often put on ourselves to achieve perfection in what we prepare and serve… it helps to keep in mind that Passover is not meant to be a performance.

A New Haggadah from Marcia Falk

Falk’s new Haggadah brings us life-saving steps in the right direction: she retains some of the original patriarchal conceits, jettisons others, and makes the Haggadah personal and very accessible.

From the Margins to the Center of the Cosmos

Reaching from the stars to the very earthly matters of Judaism, gender, race, and dismantling the patriarchy, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Carolivia Herron.

Beyond Exodus: A Psalm for Juneteenth

As I imagine (the way I do as an artist), what freedom meant in 1865 in Galveston, while simultaneously reflecting on what it means to me today, I invite you to celebrate the freedom, brilliance, and resilience of Black people

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 »