The Seder

The Passover Seder

An overview of this beloved ritual.

The Seder Plate

The placement and symbolism of the items on the seder plate.

How to Make Your Own Haggadah

A DIY Haggadah adds a personal touch to your seder and can make for a more meaningful holiday.

Passover 101

Brush up on the basics of this spring festival.

Buying a Haggadah

Questions to consider when selecting this book for your seder.

Must-Know Passover Words

From afikoman to zeroa, we define all the terms you'll encounter during the holiday.



A recipe for the fruit-and-nut mortar of the seder plate.

Matzah Balls

A slightly different take on the classic matzah ball.


An easy recipe with old-world Jewish charm.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

A simple and decadent dessert for Passover--and year-round.

Index of Passover Recipes

A complete set of recipes for a delicious Passover.

Is Quinoa Kosher for Passover?

All about this South American grain-like superfood and the debate over whether to serve it on Passover.

Matzah & Hametz

Cleaning for Passover

What does and does not need to be cleaned, plus tips for stress-free Passover prep.


Unleavened bread is the central Passover symbol.

What It Means to be Kosher for Passover

An overview of the various foods avoided for the eight days of Passover among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.

Selling Hametz

Can I do it myself?

Matzah Covers, Afikomen Bags

Buy everything you need for the seder, from seder plates to Elijah's cups to matzah covers, and more.

Celebrate Freedom

Matzah & Morality

Unleavened bread represents both slavery and freedom.

Green Passover

An environmentalist reconnects with Passover's roots.

Supplementary Readings

Remembering the oppressed--and others in need--at the seder.

The Passover Anthology

This volume by Philip Goodman describes the traditions, food, and prayers of Passover.

OK, We're Free. Now What?

Some questions to guide your seder.