Earlier this month, the women of Adath Israel synagogue in Amberley Village observed Passover with a special ingredient: chocolate.
Jews observe the first night of Passover with a traditional meal called a Seder. It includes a retelling of the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt, as well as the eating of some traditional foods: unleavened bread to recall the haste of the exit and bitter herbs for the bitterness of slavery.
But the ladies of Adath Israel sweetened things up. Instead of the four traditional glasses of wine, they drank chocolate liqueur or chocolate liqueur mixed with chocolate milk. They covered the unleavened bread, or matzoh, with chocolate, and ate chocolate eggs rather than the traditional hard-boiled egg. More >