Passover 5782

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Trending News

Dear Readers,

This might be the year that we all get to dust off most of our Haggadahs, and maybe even polish the silver as we return, hopefully, to some more traditional Seders. While last year’s smaller outdoor Seders were a welcome step forward from the previous year’s more isolated Zoom events, gathering around a table inside is, well…tradition!

A desire for tradition, however, doesn’t mean that it’ll be so. Two years of interruption, continued concerns about COVID-19’s next path, and the war in Ukraine are all (among other related issues) bound to have an impact on how we celebrate Passover 2022. As such, Jewish News asked area rabbis to share not, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” But rather, “Why is this year different than the last two years?” Their responses begin on page 18.

Our annual listing of local Passover events and services—primarily with synagogues—starts on page 21. If you’re looking for a Seder to attend, in-person or via Zoom, myriad options are available.

In addition to the re-telling of the story of Exodus, Passover seems to be almost as much about the food…what can be eaten or not. This section offers a recipe for Fladla on page 25 and just outside the section, Shari Gutterman Berman offers two of her favorite Passover dishes on page 30.

Where to shop for all of the Pesach ingredients, where to ‘break Passover,’ as well as some catering options can be found among our advertisers. Please check them out.

Whether virtual or with friends and family, we hope you are able to celebrate Passover exactly how you prefer.

Chag Pesach Sameach…and stay safe!

Terri Denison