Passover

Happy Easter and Passover from Bunch

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How to Make Your Own Matzah

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For DIY-loving Passover celebrants Making your own Matzah seems easy enough, if you can work quickly. The key is to get it all done before the dough has a chance to rise! We found this straight-forward video on Youtube that breaks down the whole baking process. You’ll need: 1 cup cold spring water 3 cups… Read More »

Tales of Seders With Some Awesome Jews: Daniel Goldfarb and his Historial Family Nostalgia Feast

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We wanted to speak to some famous Jews about Passover. Playwright Daniel Goldfarb shares his family’s traditions. 1. What does your family do for Passover? Very old fashioned. One seder with my wife’s side of the family and one seder with my side. The Goldfarb seders are enormous, and in fact my mom makes two.… Read More »

Plague Puppets, Afikomen Envelopes, and Chocolate Matzo: Our Guide to Passover Fun

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Make the Jewish holiday fun and meaningful for kids without breaking your Matzo balls The lengthy seder may not be your kids’ idea of a good time. The problem of keeping little ones in their seats has been tackled with varying degrees of success in homes throughout the world, ranging from plague performances to beating them with… Read More »

Have a Cool Seder With These Kid-Friendly Haggadot

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How do you decide on a Haggadah? There are basically a million versions of the Haggadah out there so how do  you choose the right one? Do you go with the holiest, most solemn and serious book you can find (no), or maybe something a little shorter and way more fun to make sure your… Read More »

Shopping For Kosher Food Ain’t No Mission Impossible

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Join  the Matzo Squad on their Mission Mama Doni created this fun Passover song and video, “Mission Immatzoble.” Are you running out to your local kosher aisle in the very near future to pick up all your seder supplies? Then maybe you can relate to the mission, if you choose to accept it: Find as… Read More »

Frank Gehry’s Matzah Brei

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Frank Gehry: Flavour Architect Last week, we brought you Bubby Elsa’s Matzah Brei. Today, we urge you to check out architectural icon Frank Gehry’s version of the Passover brunch fare. And no, Frank Gehry Matzah Brei does not resemble this. Photo by herculie via Flickr

This Sunday: Make Matzah Brei, Then Watch the Ten Commandments

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Your Sunday Morning Plan EAT: This is the Sunday right before Passover, so why not gear up for some Matzah Brei? We called Bunch staffer Pamela’s Bubby Elsa for her recipe (and story): You’ll need (no proportions given): Eggs Matzah (regular or whole wheat) Salt Pepper Miscellaneous omelette-type ingredient, eg. red Pepper or cheese (“If… Read More »

Retro Passover and Easter Photos

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Enjoy these photos of Passover seders and Easter dinners gone by Brace yourself for more grainy photos,  horrible haircuts, precocious preschoolers and mucho amounts of manischewitz as we journey back in time to remember some awesome family holidays.  Goodness, we love retro photos! Photos via rbaranblat, The Rocketeer, The Gifted Photographer, Valerie’s Family Geneaology, camiluna and… Read More »

Tales of Seders with Some Awesome Jews: Daniel Berkal’s Tweder

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What role does social media have in the telling of the Exodus from Egypt? We asked Daniel Berkal, inventor of the Tweder, to tell us a bit more about that. What led you to start the Tweder? The initial thought behind the Tweder was that it was a way for people from all over the… Read More »

Tales of Seders with Some Awesome (New) Jews: Benjamin Errett and Sarah Lazarovic

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In rounding up tales of Passover traditions, we thought it would be interesting to ask someone for whom Passover is relatively new (and probably strange). We asked Benjamin Errett, Managing Editor at the National Post and author of Jew and Improved, to tell us about his seder experiences. And since his decision to convert was… Read More »

Passover Craft: An Envelope in Which to Hide the Afikomen

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Where are ya gonna stash that afikomen? This Passover, you should make this incredible Afikomen envelope!   This felt envelope from  Kveller.com is a great option for an afikomen-hiding apparatus to make with your kids. You’ll Need: Felt for the envelope as well as to decorate it A pencil A ruler Sharp scissors Paint Sponge… Read More »

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