Passover

Home Purim Moshe Salyo De Mitzraim UnCavritico Haggadah.pdf Quien Supiense Birkat A'Ilanot Passover Recipes

bulletThe Altabet Family Haggadah - This project began after Passover of  2001 when my son, Ed, suggested offhandedly that with our unique traditions and frequent need to provide multiple texts for any guests to reflect the Turkish tradition that I prepare our own family Haggadah. The availability of Hebrew word processing text for an Ashkenazi version of the Haggadah from Davka made the typing to convert to Sephardi arrangements manageable. The translation is my own update  using several sources,  modernizing language and using idiomatic English wherever possible. The Ladino texts are from our own family tradition and may vary slightly from other versions you have seen.  This is in PDF format with the Hebrew fonts embedded so that anyone can view it even without Hebrew word processing or fonts. You can download the free Acrobat reader at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html . The PDF file is 921KB, so it can take up to 15 minutes to bring up on a 56K telephone line.
bulletHaggadah
bulletLadino Passover Songs - While these are contained in our Haggadah this way you can easily copy them if you like.
bulletWho Knows One (Quien Supiense) (an MP3 is now on this page)
bulletHad Gadya (Un Cavritico)
bulletMoshe Salyo De Mitzraim
bulletPurim, Purim Lanu - Really a song for the end of Purim, but about Passover coming in one month.
bullet Ladino Song Database - Listen to streaming audio of the first 3 of these songs and many others Ladino songs as well. You can also find many songs from all other traditions at this Passover Song Database.
bulletPassover Recipes - Several wonderful recipes for Passover including the horoseth recipe that everyone raves about. Interestingly, our is the one labeled Baghdad rather than Turkey. We were always surprised that our Gabay recipe was different from the other Turks we knew, even those from Izmir, but Grandma had told us that she had one set of great grandparents from Baghdad, so somehow  their influence lives on.
bulletPassover Recipes
bulletBirkat A'Ilanot - This is a lovely Sephardi custom that probably got dropped from Ashkenazi practice only because fruit trees bloomed much too late in the northern European climates they lived in. Even in the Northern United States, it can be problematical depending on the way the calendar works, but for you folks in the South, this is your opportunity to reclaim a tradition
bulletBirkat A'Ilanot

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