The Passover Episode: A Collection of Resources for the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Wine GrapesWith the Feast of Unleavened Bread quickly approaching, I wanted to make sure that everyone had easy access to my previous posts on the topic. Today, there is nothing new, just a bunch of old posts I wanted to bring back to your attention.

On Thursday, I will chime in with some breaking news.





First and foremost, there is still time to make your own matzah before the holiday starts. Here is a recipe for out of this world matzah, and below is a video of me and two young Karaites making this recipe.


The Egyptian Karaites have a long-standing and deeply held belief that wine is not kosher on Passover. The reason for this is that wine is fermented, and there is a Karaite Jewish opinion that the word hameitz means something akin to fermentation. You can read my first analysis  of the issue here, and you can see a fact card on this below.

Wine Grapes

Wine Grapes Back










For those looking for an overview of the Karaite Passover Haggadah and other Karaite Passover customs, this video here is a great resource.


The following items are not from my blog, but are nonetheless great resources:

  • The Karaite Jews of America’s page on Passover, in which you can download recordings of the Haggadah.
  • Tomer Mangoubi’s section in Mikdash Me’at regarding Hag Hamatzot.

May you have a kosher and happy Feast of Unleavened Bread.


Filed under Passover

3 Responses to The Passover Episode: A Collection of Resources for the Feast of Unleavened Bread

  1. Marty

    I’ve read about the court case but I don’t see anything that confirms it was a Muslim judge who made the ruling. The two articles I found on it just referred to it as the Court or the High Court.
    Please clarify the role of the Muslim judge.
    Thank you

  2. Zvi

    Those interested in the Crimean Hagada version can find it chanted in Hebrew along with its text at The English translation is available at .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *