Passover Recipe Contest

Last month Oregon Jewish Life asked our readers to submit their favorite classic and contemporary recipes for Passover. We’d like to thank our readers for the flood of recipes that came in. Here we present two traditional and two modern recipes that tickled our taste buds. The cooks who submitted the winning recipes will each…


Passover Notes

Oregon Kosher Passover announcements Oregon Kosher will provide the opportunity to members of the community to kasher their vessels for Pesach on April 17 from 5 to 7 pm at the Portland Kollel, 6688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. For more information, contact Oregon Kosher at 503-343-3497 or Following are guidelines on how to prepare…


Kosher for Passover in Israel

We were at Sachne one day last Passover. Sachne, also known as “The Park of the Three Pools,” is located near Beit Shahn in the Lower Galilee. It was a beautiful day, and the place was packed with both Jews and Arabs, religious people and non-religious. The kids had a lot of fun going in…


Passover, Me and Bobby McGee

The year was 1968: the Vietnam War was raging, psychedelic music and drugs were “in,” Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a week before President Johnson signed the  Civil Rights Act and the Beatles released the White Album to mixed reviews. I was about to enter 9th grade and amidst the free love and political…


Passover Means Spring Cleaning

Passover is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! If your New Year’s resolution to finally get organized never quite panned out, Pesach presents the perfect opportunity to make good on that promise. The Torah instructs us to rid our homes of hametz or leavened foods in anticipation of Passover:…


Passover in Israel

The Passover season in Israel goes into full force right after Purim, that is, one month before the holiday. Israeli employers are encouraged to purchase various gifts for their employees, and consumers are encouraged to buy anything and everything in honor of the holiday. While it usually makes more economic sense to clean your car,…

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