Passover Is Important, But My Kids Don't Know Why

Erin Silver | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

We don't go to synagogue, we observe the major two holidays, but then only barely. They've worn a kippa a handful of times. Perhaps a very small baby handful. In a few years they'll have a bar mitzvah and won't know what it is. They'll grow up, get married and won't care whether they stand under a chuppah. They'll have kids who will grow up to know even less about their heritage. And that would be a shame.

I Make A Passover Seder Without Hurting Any Animals

Miriam Porter | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Miriam Porter

Each year at Passover, I make a seder for my son Noah. We are both vegan and follow a plant-based diet because we love animals. How does it make sense to exploit and eat animals that have been oppressed and held captive for a holiday celebrating freedom?

33 Delicious Recipes For Passover

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living

Perfect for every meal of the day.

When Is Passover Happening?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living

Chag Sameach!

Why We Pray During Passover

Jared Brock | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Living
Jared Brock

I thought about my own prayer life, which consisted almost exclusively of asking God for things. That wasn't a relationship. Passover reminded me that our spiritual journey isn't about "practicing religion" -- it's about living faith.

20 Matzos You're Going To Want To Eat This Passover

The Huffington Post | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Living

Why is Passover different from all other nights? Because starting on the evening of April 3, 2015, and for the eight days following, many who celebra...

How to Throw a Sustainable Seder

Lisa Borden | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

We make, serve and share organic food -- and as much locally grown and made as possible -- and we make sure to take everyone around our table into consideration: allergies, lifestyle, beliefs (in our home that means nut-free and plant-based, so thank goodness for quinoa!).

18 Drool-Worthy Passover Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

While Passover is one of the most celebrated and beloved of Jewish holidays, it does mean following dietary restrictions that can make planning dinner...

Passover: Tips To Make It a Healthier Holiday

Rose Reisman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The food during this holiday is traditionally not healthy as it tends to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium -- lots of meat, eggs, potatoes and oil are used. There is really no need to do this to your body. Here are some easy and quick tips for a healthier Passover week.

Should I Raise My Child With Religion, Or Let Him Choose?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Though we were both raised Catholic, my husband and I made a conscious decision to eschew religion when raising our son. I'm a big believer in love over rites and rituals. Like many parents, we want him to make an informed decision about his own spirituality when he is old and mature enough to do so. Yet part of me wonders if agnosticism is truly the right move.

What Does Anti-Semitism Feel Like?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

April 7 is Holocaust Memorial Day. What better time than now to expose the face of anti-Semitism. It hasn't changed much over the millennia. It is...

What I Learned This Week: Some Things Aren't Worth Resurrecting

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

My lord, is this blog post impeccably timed! It combines the Passover themes of escape from slavery and death (i.e. the 10th plague, where God smites...

RECIPE: Sweet Potato and Apple Kugle

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Kugel shows up at every Jewish holiday in one outfit or another. A kugel is defined as a traditional Jewish casserole served as a desert or side dish. Either way, with Passover upon us and Easter coming, I thought it time I share my cleaned up, version of Sweet Potato Kugel.

9 Dishes to gluten-free Healthy Passover

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Passover is a Jewish holiday that extends for eight days, requiring observers to avoid leavened bread. That's the basic rule. No problem. I don't remember the last time I ate leavened bread. Beyond this -- the rules get a little fuzzy. You could join 10 different families for Passover on the same street and have 10 different experiences of what Passover is.

Is Matzo Your Frenemy? Try These Passover Creative Recipes

CP | Jim Romanoff, The Associated Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Living

When it comes to matzo, Chicago chef Laura Frankel says hers is a love-hate relationship."Matzo and I are frenemies," she says of the unleavened crack...

Seder Wines Get Serious With Super-Premium Kosher Bottles

CP | Michelle Locke, The Associated Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living

If you remember when kosher wine meant mostly cheap and sweet, you probably also know that the second part is no longer true. Today, there are plenty ...

Sunday Roundup: A Week for Redemption and Rebirth

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 06.07.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

I am writing this while gazing out upon a farmer's field that has just had 1,500 baby red pines planted upon it. You have to squint to notice that the rows of little green tufts are anything other than early weeds taking advantage of the spring sun. I think the tiny trees, however, are a fitting symbol for our mutual Christian and Jewish holidays, celebrating -- indeed embodying -- the renewal of God's earth and spiritual rebirth.

Meanwhile, a resurrection of another kind was taking place in Ottawa -- Trudeaumania 2.0. With Justin Trudeau's definitive smackdown of Senator Patrick Brazeau in last Saturday's charity boxing match, it was as if the national media decided to read a lot into Trudeau's third-round win. As in: Were they thinking now that the young Trudeau -- and the Liberal party -- might rise on the third day also?