The Library has Jewish cookbooks devoted to Shabbat, Passover, and other Jewish holidays, featuring unique foods shaped by tradition, season, and region. Many holidays, such as Shabbat (the Sabbath or day of rest), are associated with luxurious and slow-cooking foods. In traditional observance, cooking and baking during the Sabbath (and many other holidays) is prohibited, resulting in special recipes, food preparations, and methods of keeping food warm.
Pesah (Passover) is another major Jewish holiday where food plays a leading role. The Passover seder, or ritual meal, involves many symbolic foods. Traditionally, Jews refrain from eating bread, grain products, and leavening during the 7-8 days of Passover and instead eat matzah.
Explore the Jewish cookbook collection for holiday recipes.