The Ten Quirkiest Passover Haggadot

The Passover Haggadah is a text whose primary purpose is to facilitate the retelling the story of the Exodus from Egypt and secondary purpose is to guide participants through the ritual-rich Seder meal, indicating when and how each rite is performed. It’s come a long way (it had centuries to do so) and is now available in funny and oddly-inspired versions. Baseball, Zombies, 3D, Donald Trump and even Hogwarts, here are ten of the most unusual -but real- Passover Haggadot for the Jewish Holiday available through Amazon. (more…)

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A Post-Apocalyptic Passover Haggadah: Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity, A Passover Haggadah for the Whole Family was written and illustrated by Stanley Aaron Lebovic. Published by Black is a Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to Holocaust awareness through art, the Hardcover Haggadah is a coffee table book you can keep out year round. (more…)

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Light That Menorah With Chanukah Candles For A Cause

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Jews everywhere will be lighting their menorahs as they celebrate “The Festival of Lights” for 8 evenings in a row this year. The menorah is meant to burn nightly for 8 nights and that means burning through a lot of candles. 45 to be exact. (more…)

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Matzo Madness from Balls to Dolls

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Matzo (also referred to as matza or matzah) is an unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival. “The bread of affliction” has numerous explanations behind its symbolism, one of which is historical: Passover is a commemoration of the exodus from Egypt. Over time (in this case, we’re talkin’ centuries), matzo and matzoballs have become a pop culture icon and are now available as numerous novelty items. (more…)

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Portraits of Holocaust Survivors : The Edut Project

Created for The Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, The Edut Project tells the story of Holocaust survivors through the portrait paintings of David Kassan, written profiles by journalist Dan Maccarone and short films by filmmaker Chloe Lee. (more…)

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