Now that Purim is behind us, most Jews* are starting to plan for Passover, which they will be observing from the evening of March 25, 2013 through the evening of April 2, 2013.
Check out this matzah recipe used by the Egyptian Karaite community – which I promise you is better than store bought matzah. Okay; that’s not really saying much . . . but give it a shot.
If you make this recipe, please email me a high-resolution photo at Shawn@abluethread.com before April 2, 2013. Everyone who sends in a photo will receive a complete set of the eight Karaite fact cards printed to date. And the person whose photo I deem (in my sole and absolute discretion) to be the best will receive a copy of Mourad El-Kodsi’s Karaite Jews of Egypt (Second Edition). One condition: by submitting the photo for the contest you are agreeing to allow me to use your photo (with accreditation) on my blog or other materials.
As always, thank you to Jason Sutherland for designing the fact cards.
*I say most Jews, because Karaites traditionally have waited for the sighting of the new moon to set the beginning of their months. This might cause some variation from the aforementioned calculated dates. Further, some Karaites will be observing Passover in the first full month after the barley has ripened in the Land of Israel. That also might cause some variation from the aforementioned calculated dates.
Sound complicated? I hope to sort it out in a post very soon.