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Matzah Gets a Makeover for Passover

Here's the latest video from our "Have You Met?" mini-documentary series, where director Micah Smith meets super-talented Israelis, like makeup artist Tal Peleg, who puts her art in the craziest places. This time, Micah visits the kitchen of internationally acclaimed Israeli chef Ido Zarmi. Chef Zarmi shows Micah how to make two delicious (and easy) Passover dishes. Now it's your turn! Watch the video with Chef Zarmi in action, and then scroll down to find the recipes for his seder-perfectItalian Charoset and Judeo-Spanish Matzah Spinach Pie.

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7 Things You Never Knew About Passover From Around The World

Sit at any Passover Seder, and you'll find they're fairly similar, but the style and flavor can be incredibly different! Check out these amazing and wonderful Passover variations and customs.

1. ISRAEL

Passover is a day shorter! Yes in Israel you can eat bread after 7 days & not 8 like the rest of the world!

 

2. LATIN AMERICA

It’s still called the ‘Spring Festival’ even though it’s during the Fall season south of the Equator … isn’t that ironic? Struggles of the southern hemisphere!

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Passover, Slavery and the World Cup

The main part of the Passover Seder isn’t bitter herbs or cups of wine, it is called "Maggid" -  the telling of the story of the end of Jewish slavery in Egypt and we’re not just supposed to read a few details or historical facts, we are supposed to go into great detail - the Haggadah tells us that the more that we dwell on our historical experience of being slaves in Egypt, the more praiseworthy we are. But it happened 4000 years ago! What value today is there for us in 2016 in an ancient tale of enslavement and freedom?

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