Passover, Chinese-style

By Karen Yossman, May 5, 2016

At a glance, it could have been any other Passover Seder. We guzzled wine and grape juice, dipped lettuce in salt water, sang Dayenu with out-of-tune gusto, and made incessant inquiries about when the food was coming out (that last one was possibly just me). But, despite all the traditional elements, this Seder night was different from all other Seder nights.


Eggs in a muffin tin

By Laura Southern, April 22, 2016


6 eggs
8 mushrooms finely chopped
1/2 red pepper finely chopped
8 cherry tomatoes chopped
A small handful grated cheese (cheddar works well, but whatever you like)
Salt and pepper to taste
Glug of milk or dairy free alternative



Family, storytelling and 1,000 ways with matzah

April 21, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis


Mercy mission saves Bahrain's matzah

By Rosa Doherty, April 21, 2016

Bahrain's tiny Jewish community will have matzahs for Pesach after a mercy dash orchestrated by rabbis, a businessman and an MP.

A planned delivery of shmurah matzahs went missing en route to the Gulf state earlier this week.


Students facing campus Seder test

By Naomi Firsht, April 21, 2016

Why is this university term different from all other terms? With Pesach falling late this year, the majority of UK students are faced with the challenge of celebrating the festival on campus, something that last happened in 2008.

But student organisations and local communities have rallied to provide students with Passover packs, discounts and support to ensure a joyful Pesach away from home.


How to set yourself free this Passover

By Jessica Weinstein and Victoria Prever, April 21, 2016

Keeping Pesach can be stressful for most of us but it is even more challenging for people on specialist diets.


The entire culture surrounding Pesach is broken

By The JC Blog, April 19, 2016

Analysis and views from the JC reporters

While writing last week's front-page feature on Pesach prices and the way religious folk are being priced out of celebrating their own festival, I heard a lot of blame being thrown around.


Finding kinship on Kibbutz

April 16, 2016

Want to try one of Israel's star beaches? In listings, Nahsholim invariably scores very highly. It is a popular day-trip destination for people in the north of Israel - and also the site of a quality hotel with a difference.