A Tale of Two Seders (Passover) by Mindy Avra Portnoy
By Mindy Avra Portnoy
Whilst her mom and dad get divorced, a bit lady is concerned approximately many stuff, together with how she's going to have fun the Jewish vacations in assorted families. the vacation of Passover offers her an opportunity to have fun individually with each one mum or dad.
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I brought him a chocolate lollipop. 28 That night when Mom tucked me in, she told me that families are like charoset. Some have more ingredients than others, some stick together better than others, some are sweeter than others. But each one is tasty in its own way. 29 CharoSET RECIPES Yemenite Charoset c. almonds, chopped 1/2 c. dried apricots, chopped 8 dried figs, chopped 2 tsp. ground coriander 2 tsp grated rind of lime 1/2 1 Tbsp. honey 1 4 c. sweet white wine / 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds* or lemon Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for balls and roll in sesame seeds.
So my dream had come true—well, almost. The next day, Dad took me to see Grandpa Stan in the hospital. I brought him a chocolate lollipop. 28 That night when Mom tucked me in, she told me that families are like charoset. Some have more ingredients than others, some stick together better than others, some are sweeter than others. But each one is tasty in its own way. 29 CharoSET RECIPES Yemenite Charoset c. almonds, chopped 1/2 c. dried apricots, chopped 8 dried figs, chopped 2 tsp. ground coriander 2 tsp grated rind of lime 1/2 1 Tbsp.
Almonds 1/ 2 c. hazelnuts Dash nutmeg Dash mace or cloves Dash coriander 1/ 4 c. matzah meal 1/ 2 c. sweet wine Combine in large bowl and mix well. Add to food processer in batche s and process until chunky. Add additional wine to moisten if necessary. Makes about 2 quarts. Courtesy Loretta Vitale Saks 31 Glossary Afikomen — the special piece of matzah hidden at the seder to keep children involved Charoset — a mixture of apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine (and sometimes figs, dates, and other fruits) representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves in building cities for the Egyptian Pharaoh Dayenu — the Hebrew word for “It would have been enough for us,” a song of gratitude sung at the seder Four Cups of Wine — Jews traditionally drink four cups of wine at the seder to recall God’s four promises of redemption to the Israelite slaves Four Questions — traditionally asked by the youngest at the seder, the Questions pertain to the unusual seder foods and rituals Haggadah — literally meaning “to tell,” the special book of prayers, psalms, rituals, and text read at the seder Matzah — unleavened bread Operation Magic Carpet — the secret airlift of 45,000 Yemenite Jews to the new state of Israel in 1949-50 Passover — Jewish holiday that commemorates the biblical story of the exodus from Egypt Seder — the Hebrew word for “order,” the word for the communal meal at which the story of the Exodus is retold and ritual foods are eaten About the author Mindy Avra Portnoy is the author of four previous books, including Where Do People Go When They Die?