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Purim and Passover

Purim is the popular Jewish occasion for costumes, carnivals, and comedy. According to the book of Esther, there once was a scheming villain named Haman who plotted to destroy the Jews of Persia, casting lots (purim) to determine the date. But the Jews were saved by the resourceful Jewish queen and her uncle Mordechai. To commemorate the holiday, the Purim story is chanted aloud in the synagogue from a Hebrew scroll (megillah), accompanied by noisemakers (groggers), songs, and high spirits.

Passover (Pesah or Pesach), a week-long festival celebrating the deliverance of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt, is perhaps the most popular of all Jewish holidays. The name is taken from the biblical book of Exodus: God "passed over" (pasah) the Israelites, sparing them from plague. Passover also marks the beginning of springtime.

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Passover by Design
Picture-perfect Kosher by Design recipes for the holiday
by Susie Fishbein
Sammy Spider's First Haggadah
by Sylvia A. Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn
Sixty-minute Seder
Preserving the Essence of the Passover Haggadah
by Cass (Yickezkale) and Nellie (Nechama) Foster
The Bronfman Haggadah
by Edgar M. Bronfman, illus. by Jan Aronson
The Holiday Kosher Baker
Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts
by Paula Shoyer
The New York Times Passover Cookbook
More Than 200 Delicious Recipes from Top Chefs and Writers
By Linda Amster
Tilt Wine Chiller

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Steve Resnick Studio
Silvana Kiddush Cup
Mary Jurek

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Moon Seder Plate
Laura Cowan
Nambe Seder Plate
Mesa Matzah Plate
Mary Jurek

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Terrific Tiaras Kit
Melissa & Doug
Tricorne Hat
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