Sabbath-Passover Conjunction Provides Challenge to Observant Jews

April 5, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On April 5, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that observant Jews this week must "prepare a Passover Seder for Saturday night--the work equivalent of a Thanksgiving dinner--without being able to cook for 24 hours before the meal. The culinary quandary is just one challenge posed by this year's back-to-back pairing of the Sabbath...and Passover...Orthodox and Conservative rabbis have been busy advising concerned congregants on how to perform the rituals of both holy days without violating Jewish law."