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Maror: The Spectacular Journey

Shayna Friedman

Everyone knows the hard work necessary for whole shemurah matzah to arrive at your Seder table but most people are unaware of the spectacular journey of another Pesach staple: the romaine lettuce leaf. Let’s follow Pos’tiv’s romaine lettuce from seed to Seder, and find out how those leaves arrive on your Seder Plate in the same condition as your matzah: mehudar, whole, crispy, delicious, and perfect.

 

Different People, Different Places, Same Pesach

Rhona Lewis

Every year when we celebrate Pesach, we realize how much Hashem has done for us and how much He loves us. The Seder also helps us remember that we don’t have to let the yetzer hara rule us — we can become spiritually free. It doesn’t matter where you celebrate Pesach or how old you are — the feelings at the Seder will always be the same. Let’s hear about four different Seder experiences.

 

Everything’s Bashert!

Ray Rivlin

No one in the Reingold family was in any way pleased the day Tatty came home from work and told them the local branch of Sleep Easy was closing down. Within one month, he would be out of a job unless he accepted the firm’s offer of a transfer, as manager, to the Watervale branch miles away.

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