Passover is Coming

-On a technicality, as Judge rules that Israeli stores may display (and sell) bread during Passover. Howls — and debate — ensue. (The Jerusalem Post)

-In Russia’s third largest city, the blood libel returns. (Haaretz)

Persian-style haroset, called halech, has only dates and walnuts, but “The preparations entail advance planning, hard labor (squeezing dates through a cloth diaper) and cooking for about 10 hours.� (Haaretz)

-Some suggestions for getting you and your family into a Pesach mood before the actual seders. (The Jewish Week)

-Tired of waiting for some wine to disappear from Elijah’s cup? $35 will solve the problem. (Jewish Journal)

-Bob and Jeri Lande, and Lisa Goldring, and others, tell how they use colorful gimmicks to enliven their Seders. (Washington Jewish Week)

-Matzah is on the front line of a London price war. (Jewish Chronicle)

-After 10 years of work, Archie Granot “has crafted a paper-cut Haggada, the only one of its kind. The work is 55 pages long, with every word of Hebrew text hand cut; each page stands as both an independent work of art and a single piece of a beautiful, thematically unified whole.� (The Jerusalem Post)

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