Jewish Passover, Seder meal activities for families

Passover, or Pesach, is a seven-day Jewish holiday observance. It generally falls in April in the western calendar. In 2012, Passover will be celebrated beginning at sundown Saturday, April 6 and lasting through Friday, April 14. On the Hebrew lunisolar calendar (which is based on both moon phases and solar cycles), Passover is celebrated on Nissan 15-22. Here are resources for Jewish kids and parents to explore and celebrate Passover more fully. These activities can help non-Jewish families understand and experience Hebrew traditions, too. I'm not Jewish, but we've done our own Seder meal. The links provided can help any family recreate a worshipful Seder. It's a great way to teach kids about other cultures, religions and traditions. A Passover Seder is a perfect compliment to religious Easter celebrations. Read more at Jewish Passover lessons and activities for families 

'Pink Slime' Beef Concerns Should Lead to Vegetarian Diet

"Pink slime," a food additive used in hamburger, is generating a lot of controversy. To combat salmonella, E.coli and other food-borne pathogens, meat producers are adding a thick pink porridge made of beef scraps and ammonium hydroxide. The Huffington Post says 70 percent of supermarket beef contains this spurious substitute.
What I'm surprised about is that anyone is surprised about this. Our foods are full of chemicals. Our soil is sodden with decades of chemicals. Even non-GMO, organic food producers have to contend with that, says Help Guide. Read more at 'Pink Slime' Beef Concerns Should Lead to Vegetarian Diet

How To Choose a Flatware Set

I have used, purchased, broken, cherished, tried and discarded many different styles and types of flatware in my lifetime. And I have learned a secret: 'Not all flatware is created equal.' Even comparably priced flatware varies in several important ways. And nowhere is it so evident as it is in flatware options, that you get what you pay for. Here are some considerations for anyone planning to begin a bridal registry, set up housekeeping, purchase new flatware or replace flatware. Read more at How To Choose a Flatware Set


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