Right now, the Jewish community is finishing up its annual marking of days, as each night we count the Omer, the 49 days between the second night of Passover and the beginning of Shavuot. Immediately after, we'll mark another set of days, one with only despair and no celebration.
You would think people would get excited about mass prophecy, but alas, there's no denying: Passover, the holiday of the Exodus, is way more popular than Shavuos, when we received the Torah. Why is it that we are more attracted to drama than to enlightenment? The solution is cheesecake.
A Joan Nathan recipe that I am posting for safekeeping. She says, "These brownies, created by Capsuto Frere Restaurant in New York City for their Passover Seder, are moist and delicious all year round." Prep time is an estimate. Passover Brownies Good Enough for the Whole Year (Flourless) Rating: 0 Created: May 6, 2013 10:49:50 AM
This weekend the Toledo Mud Hens held a Star Wars Weekend, coinciding with May 4 ("May The Fourth Be With You") and May 5 ("Revenge of The Fifth"), a tandem of nerd passovers, so to speak. Their eyesore uniforms made the Internet rounds for obvious reasons. Two days before the game, we looked for tickets and found... Show More Summary
Zoetis, (ZTS) Q1 2013 Earnings Call April 30, 2013 10:00 am ET Executives Dina Fede - VP, IR Juan Ramón Alaix - CEO Rick Passov - CFO Analysts Chris Schott - JPMorgan Ann Wilson – Bank of America David Risinger - Morgan Stanley Louise...Show More Summary
When a Jewish friend came out to Israel for Passover, Pamela Olson got him to lie to his family and visit her in Ramallah, where he saw the dancing traffic cop. Another amazing fact about Palestine that you have never heard about in the west, where we have destroyed a civilization in our discourse
Trading everywhere has ceased for Passover, Good Friday, and Easter, but next week brings a flood of brand-new information for March, capped on Friday by employment data. Thus a good time to reflect. I do not recall a moment in which so many economic elements at the same time have been at points of inflection. Show More Summary
HAARETZ : Samaritans make annual sacrifice - and preserve a way of life Although there are now less than 800 Samaritans, their Passover sacrifice - set according to calendar different from the mainstream Jewish one - draws an even bigger...Show More Summary
In case you forgot for some reason, today is the Stoner Easter, the Puff The Magic Dragon Passover, the Mary Jane Administrative Professionals Day. And you don't have to live in Denver or be best buds with Snoop Dogg to be able to take advantage of the day—below you can find a few tantalizing food deals and events to sate your munchies. [ more › ]
The Tomb of the Patriarchs. The city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank is a pretty bizarre place at the best of times. But the recent Passover festival held by Jewish settlers living on the Palestinian land was easily among the most...Show More Summary
Tags: relationships dating ex-girlfriends “What did you do for Passover?” My chiropractor likes to ask me questions when I’m face down on her table, no way to clearly respond. Slightly bothersome, but when you’ve got a butch woman manipulating...Show More Summary
Now that you've polished off your last cup of leftover Passover pudding, here's a fun little tale for you: popular kosher food manufacturer VIP Foods had $1 million in inventory seized by the feds last month after inspectors found a "widespread rodent infestation" in its Queens headquarters. [ more › ]
What a Jewish world we live in. Soon we will celebrate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – it was during Passover no less – and the debate is about the right of Palestinians to resist Israeli occupation – with stones?
It’s really too bad this episode didn’t air just two weeks earlier, because this would have been a perfect Passover special. Many a plague struck our Pawneeans: wild animals, a contagion to kill livestock/a man who consumes nothing but livestock, extreme douchebaggery (which, technically speaking, was not a plague, but ... More »
Gideon Levy takes on Israeli exceptionalism in defending Palestinian rockthrowing: Rooted deep in the Israeli experience is the idea that what is permitted to the Jewish people is prohibited to others.
In the last week, there were Easter and Passover celebrations, traditional festivals, April Fools' Day, a baseball season kick-off, topless protests, and more. It was a busy seven days! The British royal family also had some highlights, with Will and Kate visiting Scotland and the queen honored as a Bond girl. Show More Summary
Just before Passover, Newsweek/The Daily Beast set off a firestorm when it released its seventh annual list of "America's Top 50 Rabbis." Almost immediately, intense debate erupted.
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown”, is… Cadillo de Brisket. “This is just fun to say,” gushed host Chuck Todd. “Cadillo de Brisket...so a little Passover leftovers combined with Mexican flare.” New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization. Every Passover Seder I’ve been to (read: two) has been queer of sorts. At my Seder this year, my friends [...]
Over the Passover/Easter holiday, I traveled back home to Chicago to spend time with family. I also caught up on a bit of news I’d missed since moving to California to work with Andrew Breitbart more than two years ago: my old elementary and middle school, Solomon Schechter Day School in Skokie, is closed. Show More Summary