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Maimonides on Dieting: Matzah Sucks, and Bread’s Bad, Too

By On April 14, 2017

Moses Maimonides aka Rambam (1135-1204) was a full-time physician, philosopher, and Rabbinic commentator. So how did he have time to eat healthfully instead of just grabbing some ramen on the go? A… Read More


India’s ‘Lost Jewish Tribe’ Bakes Passover Matzah

By On April 5, 2017

India’s Jewish community is dwindling, but as long as they’re there, they’re coming together to prepare for Passover in the way Jews around the world have for millennia: by baking the bread… Read More

The Colorado Foodie Putting the "Pot" into Pot-zah Balls

The Colorado Foodie Who’s Putting the Smoke in Smoked Salmon

By On April 20, 2016

The wise child, the wicked child, the simple child, and the child too stoned to ask? Yes, this Passover, you may hear a lot more giggling around the seder, especially if you’re… Read More


The Matzah Machine Controversy That Tore European Jewry Asunder

By On April 2, 2015

Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But progress is a touchy subject, particularly where Jewish law is involved. In 1857, the first matzah-baking machine was invented in Austria. The automated device kneaded and pressed the… Read More


How Big Is Your Afikoman?

By On April 9, 2014

How many Saltines can you eat in a minute? How about an even harder challenge: How much matzah can you eat when it comes time to eat the afikoman? And how much maror can you eat before… Read More


It’s Hip to Be Square

By On March 14, 2012

Most people have a definite mental image of what matzah should look like: It’s evenly perforated, crunchy, and square. However, if you showed a piece of contemporary Manischewitz matzah to a Jew of the past–whether… Read More