Celebrate Passover End With Mimouna

Celebrate Passover End With Mimouna

“Mimouna” Concluding Passover With A Sephardi Festival  Mimouna, (pronounced “mee-moh-oo-na” ) is the name given to the little known seder that celebrates the end of the eight days of the Passover festival  According to journalist Ophir Toubul (Cafe...
Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance Compels a Pluralistic Approach to Synagogue Life   Sergio Della Pergola, child of the Holocaust, was born in Trieste, Italy in 1942. He survived to become the leading authority in the demography and statistics related to the Jewish...
Ancient Seder Traditions

Ancient Seder Traditions

Ancient Seder Traditions Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? Originally, Passover night was a rather informal affair, There was no ornate Passover plate, no Haggadah, the book of prayers and blessings that we today at every Passover seder.  Instead in ancient times...
The Modern Seder – Women’s Role

The Modern Seder – Women’s Role

New Passover Traditions Arise As We Celebrate the Changing Role of Jewish Women: Beginning in the mid 1970’s when the first woman rabbi was ordained in the Reform movement, modern Jews have expanded the role that women play in Jewish culture, tradition and observance....
The B’nei Anusim Seder Hamishi

The B’nei Anusim Seder Hamishi

Some historians believe that the Russian painter, Moshe Maimon’s most famous work, “Marranos: Secret Seder,” actually tells the story of the Seder Hamishi, a secret passover tradition, a special Passover seder, held, not on the first or second night of Passover, but,...
Seder Plate History

Seder Plate History

Let’s “Dish” About the Seder Plate! In ancient times our sages taught that in anticipation of the Passover holiday, we Jews should prepare a specially made, large wicker container in which to place Passover’s symbolic foods. This wicker container would then be...