Our drinks columnist asks whether four cups of wine should preclude a pre-Seder cocktail hour — and answers by designing a Passover-themed martini.
Jill Abramson says her biggest Jewish moment is coming up soon. Her daughter is getting married next September — and a Seder plate is on the couple’s wedding registry.
Symbolic new foods have joined the parsley and charoset on seder plates. They represent a desire among Jews to use our ancient tradition to spotlight modern-day tenets.
Putting an orange on the Seder plate recognizes the contributions of women. Susannah Heschel, who originated the tradition, spits out the seeds to repudiate misogyny and homophobia.
An olive on the Seder plate reminds us to ‘be bearers of peace and hope’ for the Palestinians — and all who are oppressed or living under occupation.
It’s been nearly a quarter century since Jewish lesbians came up with a unique way to symbolize their exclusion from the community. They put bread on their Seder plate.
After a trip to the tomato fields of Florida, Joshua Lesser added a tomato to his Seder plate. It reminds him of the virtual slavery of workers — happening here and now.
Since the earliest days of colonial America, our government has been involved in guiding consumer food choices. Through graphics, public service announcements, and food labeling, the government has been in the business of helping us decide what and how much to eat. Last Thursday, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama continued this tradition by unveiling MyPlate.
Many homes will have oranges on their Seder plates come the first two nights of Passover, starting Monday evening. And there will also be lots of different versions of the story explaining why we put it there.
Come seder night, Jews the world over will be sharing age-old traditions, like drinking four cups of wine and hiding the afikoman. But at what seems like a growing number of seder tables, the old traditions are being joined by newer ones which reflect the lives and voices of women.