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Editor's Note: Ready, Set, Passover!

Dear Friend,

Vacuum cleaners are whirring, Jews are out shopping en masse, and matzah is flying off the shelves faster than hot cakes (perhaps they are the original hot cakes?).

At, we began our Passover prep months ago. In fact, it was just after Chanukah that we took careful inventory of our Passover content and presentations, and made a plan of things to add, tweak and improve.

We revamped the Passover site, gave it a mobile-friendly layout, and added new “what is” and “how to” guides, and other goodies. Why don’t you jump into the driver’s seat, give the Passover site a whirl and let us know what you think?

Happy pre-Passover from your friends at the Editorial Team!

Freeman Files
The Deep Pleasure Meditation

Pleasure, you would think, should be a very simple thing. It is, but only if you stop to think.
The World Is a Clothing Outlet

Life really is all about shopping.
Your Questions
Can I Falsify My Religion on My Documents to Save My Life?

Your question is quite a serious one, and unfortunately it has been posed many times throughout our tragic history. Here is how one rabbi answered.
What Is a Haggadah?

The word Haggadah means “telling,” as its primary purpose is to facilitate the retelling the story of the Exodus from Egypt. It also guides participants through the ritual-rich Seder meal, indicating when and how each rite is performed.
How Much Do You Really Know About Passover?
Take the Quiz and Find Out
The Princess and the Maidservant

Building the Tabernacle, G-d’s terrestrial residence, must have been a most sought-after contract. What was it about Bezalel and Oholiab that caused them to land this coveted assignment?
Hachodesh Haftarah Companion

For an informed reading of Ezekiel 45:18–46:15
Jewish News
500 at Virginia Tech Rally: ‘We Love Our Jewish Neighbors’

A dark incident at a campus Chabad is countered with light in a small Virginia town.
How a New World of Consumers Discovered Handmade Matzah

Traditional shmurah matzah was still a rarity in post-World War II New York.
Slowly Digging Out of Depression’s Darkness

A metaphorical description of my personal experience with depression
The Old Man in the English Village

Sporting a full beard and speaking a fluent Yiddish, the elderly man seemed strangely out of place in this forgotten hamlet.
Easy Kosher for Passover Almond Cookies

Gluten Free & Kosher for Passover
When the Holy Temple was in existence, the Altar atoned for Israel; today, a person's table atones for him
— Talmud, Berachot 55a