April 2015 archive

Tzedakah Box Roundup

Last week I wrote about The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a wonderful biennial exhibit at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco whereby artists are asked to interpret a Jewish ritual object. Today I’m bringing you a roundup of traditional tzedakah boxes.

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Contemporary Jewish Museum Tzedakah Box Invitational

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, one of my favorite museums, is now featuring one of my favorite exhibits. The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a biennial exhibit whereby artists are asked to interpret a Jewish ritual object, is on view through May 17.  In the past, artists have been asked to interpret Purim masks, menorahs,…

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Our Favorite Passover Dinners

Keeping Passover all week is a good reminder that when it comes to cooking family dinner, keeping it simple is always best. I need not fear that my kids will go hungry! They will eat salads! And more importantly, since the dinner hour is always crazy in my house, I need to remember that I…

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The Scoop

Happy Passover! Hope your Seders were lovely. A roundup of good things to cook, read and watch…

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Haggadah Roundup

This is the Haggadah we’ve used for almost 15 years now. It’s a workhorse. Besides a few wine and food stains it’s held up pretty well. Storing all our copies is pretty easy too—since they’re not fragile, I can quickly pack them away in a box with all my other Passover stuff and forget about…

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The Search for Israeli Cuisine

This is how it happens sometimes.  A search for a new brisket recipe for Passover led me to discover an exciting upcoming documentary about Israeli cuisine.  I found this short film by Roger Sherman on The Brisket Book when I was looking for the brisket recipe. Roger, I then learned, is also an award-winning producer,…

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