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n the familiar world of Haggadah literature, can there be something new under the sun? With every family’s Pesach shelf groaning under the weight of so many Haggadahs, can there be a new Haggadah that is materially different from the others? Or — in the parlance of Pesach — how is this Haggadah commentary different from every other Haggadah commentary? It is very different, very useful, and sure to be very popular and very widely consulted. Compiled by the noted Torah scholar, Rabbi Yaakov Wehl, this commentary is in question-and-answer form. It contains over two hundred questions on the Haggadah — the sort of questions that anyone might have asked, or wished he had asked. There is hardly a query on the Haggadah that is not included somewhere in this collection. The answers? They are drawn from the broad gamut of classic commentators, from their writings on the Torah, the Talmud, or the Haggadah. Virtually everything one could wish for is between the covers of this Haggadah. In its Hebrew version, Ki Yishal’cha Vin’cha, this commentary has had many printings and become a popular, standard text in America, Israel, and elsewhere. The English version is more than a mere translation. It takes the anthology of classic texts and explains them clearly and articulately. It sheds new light on many obscure parts of the Haggadah. This Haggadah will be a revelation even to accomplished scholars and veteran teachers. In it, Rabbi Wehl’s immense erudition and pedagogical skills are placed at the service of the broad Jewish public. It is a welcome service of great proportions.

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ew people in recent times have had the impact of Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach k"mz on the global “Torah world.” The revered Rosh Yeshivah of the famed Ponevezh Yeshivah in Bnei Brak, he was a leader renowned for his Torah wisdom, piercing insight and undaunted courage. But to the many with crushing personal problems who walked up the steps to his very simple apartment, nothing was more important than his compassion and sensitivity. Despite being burdened with unending communal responsibilities, he made time for everyone. His warm humanity was legendary; his genuine concern for every person was boundless. How the Rosh Yeshivah related to the throngs who sought his counsel, to his disciples and to his family, taught the lessons of a lifetime. Now many of those special qualities have been captured in The Rav Shach Haggadah. This work illuminates every segment of the Haggadah with his thoughts, stories, interpretations, comments and insights. Rav Shach was like a wellspring, always flowing with ideas and responses to questions and problems. Much of what he said was recorded by his family, students, and the multitudes who sought his guidance and comfort. The authors have culled this vast wealth of material and applied it to the Haggadah. The wisdom of Rav Shach glows on every page. His teachings, through word and example, come through with all the strength, humility, poignancy and warmth of the Rosh Yeshivah himself. Inspirational, readable, informative (and sometimes surprising!) this is one Haggadah you won’t put down when the Seder is over.

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on Yitzchak Abarbanel was a man who made his mark on Jewish scholarship and history. As finance minister to Ferdinand and Isabella in the Spain of Columbus and the Inquisition, he worked mightily to protect Jewish lives and interests in that historically hostile country. When the Jewish community was expelled, he led them out of the county in 1492, despite pleas from the king and queen that he accept a privileged status and remain at his post without compromising his Jewishness. But his enduring role in Jewish history lay in his writings. One of the earliest acharonim, he was a prolific scholar and interpreter. Abarbanel wrote one of the greatest and most extensive of all commentaries on the entire Scriptures, as well as on such other works as Pirkei Avos. One of his famous, treasured commentaries was on the Haggadah. In this adaptation, the reader studies the Haggadah as Abarbanel understood it. Utilizing his unique method of asking stimulating questions on which he focuses his commentary, Abarbanel combines the classic teachings of the Sages with his own insights, and presents them in such a way that they provide a clearer understanding of the turbulent times in which he lived. And on our times, as well. For just as the Torah is timeless, so it sheds light on every era and all conditions. This is one of the essential commentaries that clarifies every passage of the Haggadah and lets its illumination filter out to other areas of Torah and to the lives of its readers, in every country and age. ISBN-10 0-89906-246-6 ISBN-13 978-0-89906-246-4 10000

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n halachah and tradition, the Pesach Seder is a time when families gather to recount the glory, the wonder, and the splendor of the Pesach story, when ‘the more one tells about the Exodus from Egypt, the more praiseworthy he is.’ Numberless commentaries have been written on the Haggadah, embellishing countless Seder tables throughout the ages. The Haggadah Treasury is a collection of gems culled from this rich lode of inspiration, exegesis, and parable. Anthologized by Zeirei Agudah Israel, its purpose is to present every Jewish home with material suitable to every Seder, enriching to every family. Presented skillfully and concisely, each comment stands on its own, ready for easy reading and retelling. Not a commentary, but a collection of illuminating comments, The Haggadah Treasury aims to give each participant an opportunity to add spice and meaning to his own Seder. It is offered to the Jewish family with the prayer that the day will soon come when the miracles of the Exodus pale beside those of the promised final redemption when He will be One, and His Name, One.

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here are so many facets to Passover, the beloved holiday of liberation, and to the Seder which is central to it. It is a festival that engages our imagination and our yearning, both national and personal. Passover touches our hearts and our minds. Rav Asher Weiss’s commentary on the Haggadah is a brilliant tour de force by a phenomenal Torah scholar, a rosh yeshiva and world-renowned rav and orator. Rabbi Weiss is the author of Minchas Asher and is consulted by leading Torah authorities around the world. In this work he captures many of the qualities that make Passover unique. In a remarkable series of profound yet readable essays, Rabbi Weiss examines the ethical and philosophical underpinnings of liberation and miracles. We learn how to engrave the lessons of the exodus deep into our hearts. Rabbi Weiss possesses a vast encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish law and an unusual talent for clear explanation. A fascinating section on halachah outlines the holiday’s laws and customs, including their background, sources and definitive rulings. Finally, his commentary on the Haggadah text itself weaves together the wisdom of Torah scholars throughout the ages, melding their timeless understanding with a contemporary perspective on our lives. Rav Asher Weiss is a towering Torah giant with a worldwide reputation. Now we can avail ourselves of his encyclopedic knowledge, his eloquence and his insight, to enrich our own Seder table, our holiday, and our faith.

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here is excitement at the table. The children h to) and are carefully looking for the Afikoman for the Mah Nishtanah, while the oldest ones uniting at the Seder. Children ask and their parents tell them the sto from Egypt; that is how the Torah formulated the Pesach Haggadah is based on the concept that paren inspiring story of the great miracles of the Exodus. I the book of children, the book that represents pare of the past to the building blocks of the Jewish futu This Haggadah will help make the Seder even bett Blitz, the popular children’s author, translates every cially for young children. This Haggadah is filled wi provided illustrations that are absolutely magnific carefully chosen with children in mind. With this Ha the Seder. It will elevate their Pesach — and yours, After all, the mitzvah of the Seder is to tell the Haggadah, the Seder will take on meaning to them them teaching the Haggadah to you!) This is truly a lovely book and a valuable addition own Seder. Don’t be without it!

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he Pesach Seder is the time every year when — as we declare during the Hagaddah — we ourselves emerge from Egyptian slavery. Just as the event is timeless, so its manifestations should be studied and analyzed anew every year through the dual prisms of eternity and experience. For four generations, Sfas Emes has been described as “a mirror of the soul.” The work is based upon the Sabbath and Festival discourses of Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Alter of Gur, over a period of more than thirty years. Profound, scintillating, and pithy, it is incredibly rich in ideas. Great scholars marvel at it, saying that every time they review passages, even those they have seen many times before, they glean new insights. It has been aptly said that what one sees in Sfas Emes is a measure of one’s own spiritual station. But … the world of Sfas Emes has been closed to the vast majority of those who knock at its doors — because of a language barrier and the need for a road map through its complex and inspiring themes. Into this breach steps Rabbi Yosef Stern. His attempt to capture the essence of Sfas Emes’ thought on the themes of the Pesach Haggadah is a remarkable success. An exceptional Torah scholar and a student of Sfas Emes, Rabbi Stern has isolated the primary trails of thought from many hundreds of discourses and ties them together, topic by topic, into a commentary that is a joy to read, stimulating as well as informative. While the conceptualizations are his own, Rabbi Stern’s work has received the blessings of the Gerrer Rebbe ‫ שליט"א‬a noteworthy indication of the esteem in which the author is held. This work gives us a mirror by which to encounter ourselves. But it is more. It is an entry pass to the portals of some of the loftiest and most enlightening thought of the last century. Invite the ideas of Sfas Emes to your Seder — and give it a new dimension of richness.

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n the last hundred years, few names have inspired as much reverence and respect as that of Maran Hagaon Harav Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz, the Chazon Ish. For most of his life, he succeeded in remaining anonymous — his classic Chazon Ish commentaries on the Talmud and Shulchan Aruch were unsigned — and he did not accept official positions. Yet, his exalted stature was too great to remain secret. When he settled in Bnei Brak, where he lived for the last twenty years of his life, the word spread, slowly at first and then irresistibly, that a gaon and tzaddik of historic proportions was in the Land. In the words of Maran Hagaon Harav Chaim Ozer Grodzensky, “A lion has ascended from Bavel to Eretz Yisrael.” The Chazon Ish was the soul of Bnei Brak and one of the primary authorities for Torah-loving Jews in Israel and around the world. When Prime Minister David Ben Gurion wanted to understand the world-view of Torah Jews, he went to the Chazon Ish’s humble bungalow and came away awestruck. In this Haggadah, we find the richness of his wisdom, hashkafah, and halachah. Going through the vast store of the Chazon Ish’s writings and the literature about him, Rabbi Asher Bergman has compiled a commentary on the Haggadah and the gaon’s halachic rulings and customs regarding the Seder. The Chazon Ish Haggadah is a major new addition to the countless works that have been written about the Seder. Our era was blessed to have someone as great as the Chazon Ish in the forefront of some of the most tumultuous times in our history. Thanks to this Haggadah, we can have his presence to elevate and illuminate our Seder.

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he Gra. The very name elicits feelings of awe as it conjures an image of towering Torah stature. From a small room in Vilna he shed illumination on every area of Torah. From halachah to kabbalah, Shulchan Aruch to Tanach, the Jewish people have been enriched by the Gaon of Vilna. Rabbeinu Avraham, his son and a major conduit for his teachings, amplifies his father’s ideas and brings them within the realm of our understanding. Schooled in his father’s method, Rabbeinu Avraham brings together all the streams of Torah knowledge to brighten the “night of redemption” with his Haggadah commentary the “Geulas Avraham.” These adaptations clarify and crystallize the major and minor themes of the Haggadah all the while exposing the reader to the very special derech of the Vilna Gaon. Eternal ideas with timeless applications will open your eyes and heart as you learn and relearn The Vilna Gaon Haggadah.

he Haggadah tells us: “In every generation, it is one’s duty to regard himself as though he personally had gone out of Egypt.” As we sit around our sparkling Seder tables, thousands of miles and thousands of years separate us from our brethren suffering beneath the burning Egyptian sun; from our ancestors marching triumphantly out of slavery. How, then, can we fulfill the Haggadah’s words? How can we, like our ancestors, go out of Egypt? The Yetzias Mitzrayim Haggadah brings the Exodus to life by drawing upon the wisdom and words of the Sages. We see the slavery, the ten plagues, and the final Exodus through the eyes and ears of Chazal and later commentators. The Yetzias Mitzrayim Haggadah is based on more than 150 sources, from Midrash to Malbim, from the Zohar to Rambam to Rav Moshe Feinstein, and every entry adds to our understanding of the actual Pesach story. Designed for maximum impact at the Seder, the entries are short, graphic, and unusually detailed. As we move through our Seder we can envision the rigors of slavery, Pharaoh’s diabolical schemes, the miraculous plagues, the glorious redemption, and the unforgettable moment as the Jewish People cross the Sea. Based on the highly-successful Haggadah V’Aggadata, The Yetzias Mitzrayim Haggadah is a unique, innovative Haggadah that will enable us to experience the Exodus at our own Seder, just as we are meant to do.

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he Pesach Seder. The one night a year that Jews throughout the world relive and experience the Exodus from Egypt. It is the time when we infuse in ourselves and our children lessons of emunah, faith, and an immense appreciation for the kindness and love bestowed upon us by Hashem. The link to our future generations has always been our children. They are the center of attention throughout the Seder. From the asking of the mah nishtanah to the “hidden” afikoman, we strive to keep the children engaged and excited throughout the evening, as we transmit our story from one generation to the next. In this unique Haggadah commentary, Rabbi Nosson Muller, Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Emes in Brooklyn, and renowned and experienced educator, offers us the tools to make the Seder an unforgettable event and an exciting learning experience. With insightful explanations coupled with dozens of inspiring and meaningful stories and parables, Rabbi Muller gives us timely and practical chinuch messages and lessons — for ourselves, and to convey to our children. This Haggadah is bound to keep the children — and their parents — engaged and interested throughout the long night. On Seder night every parent becomes a teacher. Here is a master educator to show us how to do it right. The Seder lasts for a few hours — The Generation to Generation Haggadah will help us and our children hear its vital message resound throughout the year.

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Spiralized Vegetables And Cauliflower Are Trending This Passover By Hannah Rozenblat For years there were certain products that I associated only with vegetable platters. Cauliflower florets, zucchini strips, and carrot sticks have always been staples of the classic vegetable platter at buffets and parties. Although many people opt for vegetable crudité platters as a visually appealing but healthy option that is easy to put together, the past year has seen the rise of other equally easy to make vegetable dishes that offer an exciting alternative to the standard side dishes. Long gone are the days when observant Jews relied on meat and potatoes as the staples of Passover meals. A walk through any kosher supermarket in the weeks leading up to Passover will leave a consumer overwhelmed with options for chametz substitutes. Every year it seems that new products are invented. Kosher for Passover pizza crusts, pastas, and any snack you can imagine line the shelves. However, a single look at the ingredient lists will immediately limit the health conscious kosher consumer’s options. Luckily for those seeking healthy chametz-free dish ideas, this year has brought with it a number of food trends to inspire your Passover menu planning. With the rise of low-carb and gluten-free diet fads this year, chefs have been focusing on creating healthy alternatives to gluten-based recipes that still taste great. People looking for tasty low-carb alternatives can take draw inspiration from one of the recent trends seen at upscale restaurants, which are preparing pasta dishes with spiralized vegetables – vegetables that are run through an easy-to-use gadget called a spiralizer that renders squash, zucchini, or carrots into cascades of thin spaghetti-like strands that can

be substituted for regular pasta and topped with a ity food preparation and presentation as the profesmyriad of sauces. For those reluctant to buy a spiral- sional chef.” izer solely for this purpose, the good news is that you Some of the most commonly used vegetables for can also use a julienne peeler to accomplish the same thing. “There has been an explosion of creative opportunities for the consumer that once belonged primarily in the domain of professional,” said Alexander Remer, executive chef at Fireside. “The market today allows for an individual to obtain a much wider variety of fresh, seasonal, produce and ingredients making tasty, wholesome, and involved vegetarian dishes more accessible to the everyday home cook. Spiralizing select vegetables is a great example of a You may be seeing a lot of cauliflower rice during Passover this year. technique newly made available for application when wanting to decon- spiralized dishes include zucchini, yellow squash, struct a familiar dish, say pasta with a sauce, into sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and carrots, which can a lighter, more tantalizing and innovative meal that either be served raw or included in other recipes as incorporates new flavor combinations, a more health- pasta substitutes. For example, raw zucchini noodles ful delivery of nutrients, and wonderfully colorful can be used as a pasta replacement for a pad thai presentation opportunities. By exposing more of the dish pasta salad, or even served on their own with an food item’s surface to the cooking process, spiraliza- avocado or pesto based sauce. Aryeh Silverberg, cooktion allows for greater control enabling the food item ing enthusiast and caterer in the tri-state area, acto retain more of its fresh, colorful, and nutritional knowledged the growing popularity of zucchini noovalues while plating the finished dish with a new Continued on p.S6 twist, giving the home cook the same access to qual-


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he hosted a potluck Shabbat dinner, with guests bringing side dishes of their choice, and their dinner Continued from p.S4 ended up including three different cauliflower dishes. Yuliya Mazur, author of the blog Noshing Across dles but insists that there are many more vegetables, the Nation (noshingacrossthenation.wordpress.com), both cooked and raw, that can be used for spiraliz- explains that current food trends lean toward vegetarian and vegan ing. “Make it colorful!” foods because more he encourages, for an people are starting to aesthetically pleasing realize that they are dish. not only healthy but Another major can also be very tasty. food trend that I’ve She pointed to caunoticed over the past liflower’s versatility year is cauliflower, as one of the primary which has slowly but reasons for its popusurely become one of larity, discussing the the most popular vegnumber of ways that etable dishes, with it can be prepared. some hailing it the “You can roast it with kale of 2016. Growcapers or different ing up, I did not see herbs, make a kugel many cauliflower dishes featured at Shab- The advice from Aryeh Silverberg (right), cooking enthusi- out of it, or blanche bat tables or catered ast and caterer in the tri-state area, on prepating zucchini it and then prepare it with an egg and dinners. But over the noodles: “Make it colorful!” crumb batter,” she past year, cauliflowers have become a feature of almost every Shabbat meal suggested, on top of the already obvious option of I attended. A resident of the Upper West Side Jewish serving it raw with a dipping sauce. Popular magazines are full of cauliflower recicommunity related a story to me about a time when pes, with delicious ideas ranging from spicy baked cauliflower with turmeric and paprika to Indian-style aloo gobi made in a crock pot. Chef Charles LaVene remarked, “I’ve noticed it getting used in more inventive ways.” Cauliflower has also gained popularity as a replacement for ingre-

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dients such as processed white flour. Finely chopped cooked cauliflower can be mixed with egg to form a versatile gluten-free dough, which can be used for kosher-for-Passover pizza instead of the more common matza pizza. Silverberg suggested cauliflower rice as a fun kitniyot-free alternative on Passover, adding, “It also makes a really good puree.” The process can be as simple as running cau- “There has been an exploliflower through a food sion of creative opportunities for the consumer that processor and then once belonged primarily in cooking the rice-sized the domain of professional,” pieces in olive oil and says Alexander Remer, exsalt, but you can spice ecutive chef at Fireside. it any way you like. Cauliflower can also be used as a low-card option in recipes that call for potato salad. “It can be used similar to potatoes and potato noodles,” LaVene said, “so you can make them into gnocchi or use them as a filling in a lasagna. They can be used to create a similar effect to mashed potatoes.” I myself was pleasantly surprised the first time I encountered cauliflower being used to replace potatoes. I was at a Shabbat lunch and the hostess served a potato salad that she only later revealed was partially composed of cooked cauliflower as a way of making a generally high-carb dish healthier. So when you are looking for an exciting alternative to the usual side dishes this Passover, consider these versatile and delicious options to enhance your table.


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In Good Spirits For Pesach By Gabriel Geller Pesach comes with its many traditional dishes that most of us usually eat only during this holiday. However, beyond a large and fine selection of kosher for Passover wines, spirits and other alcoholic drinks are sometimes harder to come by for this Holiday of Freedom, as scotch, bourbon and beer are not kosher for Pesach. Fortunately, the selection of liquors that are kosher for Pesach is growing every year. Let’s take a closer look at some of those spirits. The famous Zachlawi just released a handful of new products, each one more delicious than the next. The Citrus Splash is a refreshing and crisp vodka that excites the palate with flavors of lime, orange and grapefruit. Excellent on its own, it is a great basis for cocktails as well. The Orange Swirl is like a marvelous creamsicle in a bottle with tantalizing aromas of orange and vanilla ice cream. And how about some Arak? Zachlawi’s Gourmet Black Arak features notes of orange peels, red pears and licorice with a luscious texture. Let’s of course not forget the classic Cognac. Louis Royer is one of the most respected Cognac Houses in the world, producing some of the finest grape brandies. An elegant and noble beverage with flavors of roasted nuts and citrus zest, the Louis Royer XO is the perfect way to end a meal on Yom Tov and Shabbat as well as an alternative to scotch and bourbon on Pesach.

Pesach is also the celebration of the spring, known as Chag Ha’aviv. And with the spring come often the first warm days of the year, when a cold beer would be a most welcome refreshment. However beer is chametz; so what would constitute an appropriate replacement? Royal Wine just released Appleation: a brand-new line of delightful hard apple ciders, made from the finest apples growing in the orchards of upstate New York. And they are all kosher for Pesach! Those who like something a bit sweet, and with a touch of a kick, should be pleased with the sweet as well as the cinnamon-flavored ciders. As to the dry cider, it will even eclipse the thought of beer! While Binyamina is famous for its extensive lineup of wines, this winery also produces some amazing liquors, which will accompany snacks and desserts very well. Amaretto and Limoncello are a couple of sweet treats that will pair very well with a fruit salad. Heavens also have

a fantastic chocolate liquor that is kosher for Pesach. Poured over some vanilla ice cream, this should make for an unforgettable dessert. After so much good food, a nice digestive is in order. For now well over a century, the Bokobsa family have been crafting the finest Boukha, a delicious white spirits made from figs and best served wellchilled, with or without a few ice cubes. In the same category of fruit brandies, Jelinek makes the smooth, flavorful Silver, a kosher for Pesach Slivovitz crafted from wild plums grown in the Czech Republic. A true delight with almond and coconut cookies. The aforementioned selection will ensure to enjoy this coming Pesach in great spirits. Have an excellent and kosher Pesach! L’chaim!


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Pesach Meals That Are Home Cooked – By Someone Else The Growing Popularity of Personalized Chefs for the Holiday By Tiferet Schafler To stay home or go to a hotel for Pesach. That is the question (yes; another question). But this one may be answered by the increasing popularity of hiring personal chefs for Pesach. For most people, if you stay home you get to personalize every aspect of the holiday from ingredients to menu to tablecloths, but be left responsible for shopping, cooking, cleaning and everything in between. If you whisk your family away to a hotel, you can work a lot less, but you’ll forfeit the comfort and privacy of your home and the ability to choose every detail. For some the middle road has been to hire a chef to come to your own kitchen, prepare fully customized menus, take care of groceries, set up and clean up – the comfort and privacy of your own home without all the fuss. “The request for these private chefs at this time of year, over the past five years, has been absolutely exploding,” said Sharon Beck, owner of Kosher Private Chef, a 20-year old private chef company based in Miami Beach and serving families across the country. “Pesach is the busiest time of the year for my business without a doubt.” There are many reasons families have been choosing personal chefs. “There are all types of reasons,” said Beck. “People who have been to programs and didn’t like it. People have food restrictions. People who used to go to programs but the family grew, so they couldn’t keep up with the expense.” With a heightened sense of health consciousness, many want to be able to see the ingredients going into their meals. “People know there are new, fresh items on the market, but experimenting with foods like kale, squashes, quinoa, especially during Pesach – it can be intimidating for people,” said

Linda Berns of CustomKosher Personal Chef Service, in Silver Spring, Md. “Increasing numbers of my clients are vegetarian, vegans, paleos, etc. A lot of the time I’ll prepare dishes like diced stuffed vegetables, roasted acorn squash, baby eggplant – vegetable dishes that are hearty and will make them just as full as those with all that meat present at their Pesach meals.” Pesach, like any chag, can be a scary time for those dieting or just trying to keep fit, and hiring a personal chef presents the ability not only to customize your menu, but to see first hand that the chef is taking fresh groceries just purchased and creating the meal from there. There is no behind-the-counter secrecy, no fear that a little extra schmaltz was added here, or a few more tablespoons of olive oil slipped in there, which is why it is an entirely different business than take-out or even custom catering, where the chefs cook in their own headquarters. Then there are options that are hard to find in most hotels, but can be accommodated at home: kitniyos for Sephardim, or menus that include gebrokts. “I also feel that people are much more health conscious and want advice as how to better their diets, which we do as well,” said Alex Berchansky, executive chef at Aaron’s Gourmet, a caterer that also provides personally cooked meals. While hotels provide activities, facilities, entertainment, speakers, and a social environment not easily matched at home, for those who eschew a social scene and prefer intimacy and comfort with family, the home chef provides a welcome alternative. Though some enjoy trying out innovative cuisines and eating whatever is considered the latest trend, for others the food focus is on celebrating tradition. “Some people want something dif-

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Better Than Airline Food El Al Israel Airlines is helping passengers celebrate Passover with family and friends by adding flights worldwide to accommodate this year’s holiday traffic. As the world’s only kosher airline, El Al will serve Passover meals in accordance with strict dietary laws under rabbinic supervision. Catering for El Al flights from New York (JFK/ Newark) is provided by Borenstein, a daughter company of El Al, with dishes prepared by Executive Chef Steven Weintraub. Award-winning chef and TV personality Moshe Segev, who oversees all catering operations for EL AL flights departing Israel, has provided his favorite kosher recipes for Passover. Here are a couple of samples of the dishes he will be serving.

Chraime Fish

Ingredients: 3 pieces fish fillet (salmon, locus or any other fish preferred) 1/2 cup olive oil 7 red peppers (sliced slim) 9 sweet tomatoes, peeled and sliced into cubes 9 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup chopped coriander 1 cup chopped parsley 1 heaping tablespoon Moroccan paprika 1 heaping tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon white pepper 2 cups water Handful of toasted pine nuts Preparation: Heat a flat and wide pot with olive oil (high heat). Add peppers and garlic. Mix. Add tomatoes and cook until peppers are soft. Add spices (paprika, salt, turmeric, white pepper). Mix well. Add ¾ of herbs (coriander and parsley). Place fish carefully near each other. Pour on water and cook for 20 minutes. Sprinkle remaining herbs on fish. Cover pot and continue cooking for 10 minutes.

Orange Soup

Ingredients: 2 large pumpkins 2 large sweet potatoes 1 carrot 6½ cups water (more hot water can be added at the end if a thinner soup is preferred) Add salt and ground white pepper to taste Preparation: Cut vegetables into 2x2 centimeter cubes. Steam vegetables in a pot with a little butter. Add water, cover pot and cook until vegetables are completely soft. Drain vegetables and keep cooking water aside. Blend cooked vegetables until texture is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste (Chef Segev recommends adding more pepper to balance sweet potato sweetness). If the soup is too thick, add some cooking water saved earlier until the right texture is reached. 

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Education Programs And Supermarket Tours Propel Passover Sales For nearly five hours, more than 1,000 customers jammed into the Highland Park Jewel Osco store on Sunday April 3. It was billed the first annual Taste of Passover Food Fair and had all the trimmings of a combined food fair and carnival. More than 20 vendors manned booths at the event. Chef Rafael Peron prepared several Passover dishes as a live Klezmer band entertained nearby. Yakov Yarmove, who is responsible for Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods at Albertsons Compa-

nies believes that holiday fairs like these help propel Passover sales, which represents 40% of year-round kosher food sales. In many communities, supermarket tours are helping customers understand how to shop a store before Passover. In Tucson, Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz, the Kosher Information Bureau’s rabbinic administrator, conducted a tour at the Albertsons on E. Grant Road. In Los Angeles, the Orthodox Union West Coast Region led an annual tour at several Ralph’s stores from

March 30 through April 6. Kashrus agencies around the country and in Canada conducted seminars in various communities as well as published their annual directories and even offered special apps. The Orthodox Union on April 6 sponsored an annual Live 2016 Passover Webinar where experts answered Passover-related questions (KosherToday)

Schafler Continued from p.S8 ferent every year. But many people just want really, good traditional food. Pesach reminds people who we are and that mesorah that we have,” says Naomi Nachman of The Aussie Gourmet, located in the Five Towns area. Economics also play a large part in explaining the exploding interest in private chef services. Though a private chef’s services are pricey, the bill is nothing compared to the $3-$5,000 per person for all eight days of a Pesach program. Growing families have more mouths to feed, and for grandmothers who would like to have their families return to the nest for Pesach, a private chef affords the ability to keep things traditional but subtract the stress and difficulty that comes along with cooking for 35 family members. The cost of the chef and staff coming into your kitchen can range anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for the entire Pesach, for a medium size family. “There are a range of prices, but basically it’s $5,000 and up for Pesach, for a family of six,” said Beck. “When clients ask me what this service will cost,” says Nachman, “its like going into Macy’s and asking: how much are the clothes here? Well, obviously, it depends on what style of clothes you’d like, what kind of quality, what occasion, etc. So I say, you tell me: what kind of food do you want? So it really runs the gamut. “The entire Pesach can be $1,500 to $2,000 depending on the number of people and the variety of food. For example, I just finished making 56 dishes for one family over a two-day period. And it cost them $2,000 for 10 people. I went to her house to do that.” Berns said, “The full Seder can range from $45 per person to $90. Regular dinner meals can be $2530 per person.” Berchansky said the price “does fluctuate a bit depending on the number of people, number of courses, as well as time spent in preparation.” A main emphasis of this business is personal. “I give each client close personal attention, available 24/6. If they have questions, I give them my whole self,” said Nachman. “People are so grateful that you

Linda Berns of CustomKosher in her kitchen in Maryland.

can do this for them….they appreciate the shopping, the cooking, the clean up.” Berns recalled an Orthodox couple that married two years ago in South Africa. They wannted to do “a multicultural flavor Seder for their family and friends who could not attend the wedding. So the Seder was really a blend, something innovative and new.” As much as everything can be made to your liking, there can be hesitation in letting someone cook in your kitchen. On the other hand, for some, the highest Pesach kashrus standard can only be met at home: “When someone wants me to cook in their kitchen, its primarily because they want to be there and supervise the preparation, especially around Pesach” said Berns. Most will have the chefs prepare food either in the chef’s own home or elsewhere (often the chef’s home; sometimes in a commercial kitchen), and the dished are then brought to the client’s home. Beck said that this year about 100 families have

signed on for the option of having the food prepared in a large commercial kitchen in Miami Beach and then delivered to them, and about 20 have signed on for a personal chef to be in their homes during Pesach. Berns said, “This Pesach I am preparing food for 250 people, all in my own kitchen, in my home. I have a six-burner stove, three ovens and four refrigerators.” Beck, whose company has clients in several cities in the U.S., said that Orando is taking off as a hot spot. “There’s a guy doing a mansion program in Orlando – it’s called Majestery – and I’ve equipped them with chefs, food and all utensils,” she said. “Eating has become the best form of entertainment,” said Berchansky, “I’m a big fan myself. One of the greatest pleasures of life is food; eating healthy and wholesome foods is an important part of life, especially Jewish life.”


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