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Passover is here, it's finally here!

It's Springtime (a fleeting experience in NYC), a chance to consider the things we hold on to that hold us back (who doesn't love a little self analysis?), and the one time of year when my mother makes melt-in-your-mouth boule de neige.

Wishing us all the strength to free ourselves from mental slavery 🎶 and the curiosity to keep asking questions well after the 4 have been answered.

❤️,
Danya
Founder, Arq

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BOSTON

4/28 Explore Passover-inspired public art at a chametz-filled dinner

LA

4/11 (Today!) Detox and find calm at a freeing wellness seder

4/17 If your favorite item on the seder plate is the bitter herbs that remind us of the constraints of freedom and the pain of slavery, you'll love this herbal mixology class

NYC

✨ ARQ EVENT ✨

4/14
 Last chance to reserve your seat at our Spring Seder this Friday!

- Eat fresh, vegetable-forward fare by Nourish Kitchen + Table
- Listen to tales of freedom by the co-founder of Fatherly, a former CIA analyst, and an Indian immigrant whose father worked at the Streit's Matzos factory
- Enter our afikomen-inspired raffle for a chance to win Molly Yeh's cookbook, Ariel Tidhar's pins and paper goods, and much more

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PHILLY

Eating vegetarian in Philadelphia means bee-lining for Zahav

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SF

Your Bay Area Passover feasting guide

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✨ ORIGINAL ARQ RECIPE ✨

The vegan Passover dish that's stealing matzo ball soup's spotlight >

✨ OTHER DELISH STUFF ✨

Your new favorite meal for entertaining (on Shabbat, Passover, or any other night) >

Tired of traditional Passover food? Try making profiteroles >

Can a cool Brooklyn company give matzo mass appeal? >

✨ BY ARQ ✨

Tender braised brisket is a fixture on Passover tables. You're not a real New Yorker unless you've got a favorite bagel and lox spot. What if you're meat-free?! 🌿 In collaboration with environmental lifestyle mag Selva Beat, we've collected heartfelt stories and yummy recipes (carrot lox!) from vegan Jews.

✨ A SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION ✨

We ❤️ Lorem Ipsum, a sometimes daily newsletter by a half-Jewess who keeps you in the know about things that keep you cool. Also, she featured dentists and chicken soup in yesterday's issue, which feels pretty Jew-ish.

✨ OTHER GOOD READS ✨

The complete guide to Jewish food and what on Earth that means. How to avoid bathroom blues during Passover. Strategies for seating kids at the seder. The fucking haggadah. Four illustrated tips for your seder. Don't make Passover too easy. Beloved Lebanese-American poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran on America, New York, and Jewishness. A guide to religious anarchy: Gershom Scholem's Kabbalah. The Jewish major leaguers to watch in 2017.

The greatest insult comic of all time. Reclaiming gefilte fish and reinventing the seder. A granddaughter retraces her grandmother's Auschwitz survival story and life-long fight against intolerance.

The Bagel Show.

El Jardin Challah Cover AHYIN by Micaela Ezra