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A holiday/festival that commemorates the liberation of a people from the binds of slavery should most definitely incorporate sweet dishes to enhance its celebratory mood. The Jewish holiday of Passover, however, cautions us amidst the pomp and circumstance to remember the tears shed, the arduous, backbreaking tasks that were imposed upon the Israelites, and the hardships endured by our ancestors before and as they embarked on their course to freedom.

And so, the sweet (charoset) is tempered with the savory (saltwater, bitter herbs) and matzoh, “the bread of affliction,” during the ceremonial Passover meal, the Seder, and the ensuing remainder of the holiday, which for Jews in the US, last eight days.

On that first night, a line from the Haggadah, the text which is read at the Seder, implores “all who are hungry, let them come and eat.” We can certainly get behind that!

Here is a wonderful collection of dishes, both sweet and savory, that we have compiled to help make your holiday memorable.

Italian Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Chocolate Macaroon Cake

Citrus and Chile-Braised Short Ribs

Raspberry Macaroons in Chocolate Shells

Cod with Tomato Ginger Sauce

Matzoh Icebox Cake

Orange Poached Ginger Pears

Gluten-Free Potato Kugel Gratin

Matzoh Brei Variations

Variations of the classic Passover dish.

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