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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Relevance of Easter and Passover

Friday, April 06, 2012

As we head into the weekend, we'd like to hear from you: what is the relevance of Easter and Passover in today's world? Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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WNYC News

Overlapping Easter, Passover Holidays Will Help Boost Retail Sales: Expert

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Retailers will likely get an extra boost this weekend with Passover and Easter holidays overlapping, according to an industry expert.

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Features

Food in Two Worlds: Treats Truck Offers Passover Goodies

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Kim Ima’s Treats Truck offers sweets that are "kosher" for Passover not just once a year, but all year-round. Try a recipe for the Apple Passover Cake that has become a foundation of her Treats Truck here.

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The Takeaway

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander on their 'New American Haggadah'

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Haggadah, the Jewish religious text read at Passover, is 3,000 years old. It has been translated more than any Jewish book, from ancient times, to 14th-century Sarajevo, to the just-published "New American Haggadah." Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander have constructed a new Haggadah, religious, yet modern, for the American Jews of their generation.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Passover Judaica

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander's New American Haggadah

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander discuss The New American Haggadah, their take on a traditional Passover prayer book. The Haggadah recounts, through prayer, song, and ritual, the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. Safran Foer edited Englander's translation, and major Jewish writers and thinkers like Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch also provide commentary. It is designed and illustrated by the Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why the 'Israel Loves Iran' Movement is Essential for Peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Communication between countries, parties and leaders in that region is essential for progress toward peace. And where the elected leaders refuse to communicate, citizens are trying to fill the void.

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Top Five Passover Pieces

Thursday, April 21, 2011

From Handel to Korngold, we look at the works that document the Exodus, the Passover Seder and other Jewish traditions at this time of year. Here our the Top five Passover works of classical music.

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WQXR Blog

Two Passover Macaroons

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just in time for Passover, Naomi Lewin shares two of her favorite holiday recipes, both featuring the scrumptious macaroon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Matzoh and More: Our Comprehensive Passover Round-Up

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Last night was the first night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Jews' escape from slavery in Egypt, and, for some, marks the beginning of spring. Here at the Lopate Show, we've discussed Passover traditions both serious and light over the past few years. Below, you can find a list of some of our favorite segments, as well as some of our favorite Passover recipes. If you celebrate Pesach, let us know in the comments about some of your traditions!

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Features

Fifteenth Century Haggadah Displayed at the Met for Passover

Monday, April 18, 2011

Those celebrating Passover on Monday night are likely to be using a Haggodah, the prayer book that guides diners through the Passover Seder meal. But few can turn to a book that's over 500 years old.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Loves the Holiday, Not the Food

Monday, April 18, 2011

Siân Gibby, who contributes to and copy edits Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Lifewrites about her struggle to embrace traditional Passover food since her conversion to Judaism in 2005

Listeners: How traditional are your Seder meals? Is it okay to modify some of the food traditions? Comment here!

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Arts

The Witches of Lublin

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lublin, Poland, 1797: While they prepare for Passover, a family of Jewish women klezmer musicians struggles for survival, but when music and love prove not enough, only the unthinkable can save them. A story as ancient as myth, and as modern as every family that struggles to hold its center in a world of strife and conflicting loyalties.

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Arts

Why This Night?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch to explain the meaning of Passover. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is woven in and out of the conversation.

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Last Chance Foods

A Palatable Passover

Friday, April 15, 2011

Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper of Russ & Daughters talk about Passover foods and explain gefilte fish. Also, get Russ & Daughters' recipes for "Chopped Liver" and "Carmelized Onions."

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Streit's Matzos

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow and video below.

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The Takeaway

The Virtual Seder Table

Monday, March 29, 2010

The participants in DOROT's annual Passover Seders ask the four questions, sing traditional songs, list off the ten plagues, and pray. They do everything that one would expect to do at a Seder, only they do it while each participant is still in his or her own home.

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Features

Ear to the Ground

Friday, March 26, 2010

WNYC's Janaya Williams shines her highly arbitrary spotlight on some of the city's happenings. From the Civil Rights Movement, to new leadership at the Cooper-Hewitt, to getting ready for Passover.

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WNYC News

Jews Gather to Bless the Creation of the Sun

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Brooklyn Jews celebrate the biblical creation of the sun. (Matt Carl)

Brooklyn Jews celebrate the biblical creation of the sun. (Matt Carl)

The eight-day festival of Passover starts at sunset tonight, and millions of Jews around the world will join with their ...

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On Being

Joel Marcus — The Jewish Roots of the Christian Story [remix]

Thursday, March 24, 2005

New Testament writings about Jews may sound inflammatory in modern ears. A New Testament scholar with ties to both Judaism and Christianity helps us put these writings in context and look for meaning in the Passion that Hollywood and popular culture can't

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