Pesach

Baked Italian matzah cubes

By Silvia Nacamulli, April 7, 2016

The zuppa imperiale di Pesach, (little baked matzah cubes) is an Italian Passover dish traditional in the Emilia Romagna region. It is inspired by the Italian - non-Passover version - typically made with semolina, butter and parmesan, mixed with egg and nutmeg. The mixture is flattened on an oven tray, baked, cooled and diced into small cubes, which are cooked in a meat broth.

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Zulus and Zemirot

By Sharron Livingston, April 3, 2016

South Africa's Zimbali resort extends over 700 hectares and offers a rare combination of lush forest, soft-sand beaches and an 18-hole golf course on the lovely KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast, along the Indian Ocean.

"Zimbali" is the Zulu word for "valley of flowers" and this goes some way to describing the blossoming environment.

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Why is this Seder different from all others?

By Victoria Prever, April 1, 2016

It's a night different from all others, but some Seders are even more unusual.

You won't find many of the usual suspects on Ines Arntz Romanelli's Seder plate. The chef was born in Brazil - of a Jewish mother and Italian father - and is an advocate of a raw, vegan lifestyle, which carries through into her Seder night meal.

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Parsnip muffins with cinnamon for Pesach

March 31, 2016

These unusual muffins are Pesach-diche. The parsnip crisps are great with wine.

Makes: 12 small muffins
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:
● 100ml + 2 tbsp vegetable oil
● 4 eggs
● 120ml honey
● 125g fine matzah meal
● 35g ground almonds
● 2 tbsp potato flour
● ½ tsp baking powder

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Marathon runners skip London race for Israel challenge

By John Fisher, February 18, 2016

When Leeds Jewish Welfare Board supporters discovered that they could not run the London Marathon because it is being staged on the second day of Pesach, they wanted to come up with an alternative fundraiser. So 10 of them are hot-footing it to Israel for next week's Tel Aviv Marathon.

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Charities run into dilemma on marathon involvement

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

Dozens of people will run the London Marathon for Jewish charities, despite the race being staged on the second day of Pesach.

Communal leaders complained when the April 24 date was announced, pointing out that the clash would cost welfare groups desperately needed income. But Jewish Care and Norwood say they are anticipating their normal number of entrants.

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Hotplate inspection shows risk

By Sandy Rashty, April 2, 2015

An emergency services group has urged community members to buy "only the latest models of hotplates" after a mass pre-Pesach inspection found that close on 40 per cent were a fire hazard.

British Friends of Zaka recruited firemen and electricians to examine 1,150 hotplates in London and Essex homes in the wake of the death of seven children in a Brooklyn fire ignited by a faulty hotplate last w

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Chabad's Pesach food aid

April 2, 2015

Israel social services organisation Colel Chabad is helping thousands of poor families around Israel prepare for Pesach.

The charity has been sending food packages to 17,500 families, and will provide an additional 15,000 people with full Seder meals at Chabad houses around the country.

The Israeli government chose Colel Chabad to implement the national food security project.

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Pesach proves 'justice and human dignity will prevail', says Ed Miliband

By Rosa Doherty, April 1, 2015

Ed Miliband has said he is inspired by the Jewish community and is proud to be a part of it in his Pesach message.

In a letter to British Jews the Labour leader said: “I want to send my warmest good wishes to the entire British Jewish community.

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Edinburgh students union accused of antisemitism over pre-Pesach boycott vote

By Naomi Firsht, March 31, 2015

The president of Edinburgh Jewish Society has accused the student union of antisemitism for refusing to postpone a vote on boycotting Israel to be held the day before Pesach.

Emma Dubin, Edinburgh JSoc president, found out on Monday that a motion proposing a commercial and cultural boycott of Israel was on the agenda for the last student council meeting before the Easter holidays on Thursday.

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