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For Passover, These Orthodox Jews Are Cooking On Live TV

Chabad-Lubavitch Jews don't watch TV, but they'll often appear on on local news across the U.S. during holidays. Their goal: to share recipes, promote Jewish observance and educate the general public.
Rabbi Avremi Zippel, the program director at Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, during an appearance on Fox 13 to talk about Passover food. Source: Avremi Zippel

For Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff of Houston, Texas, the kitchen is his happy place. That's why, when he was asked to share a few Passover recipes on FOX 26 Houston, his local news station, he jumped at the opportunity. "If I could, I would cook all day," says the rabbi, who is also the co-director of Chabad of Uptown, a community center for Jewish people.

Every Jewish holiday has its food.At Hanukkah, it's latkes or doughnuts. For Rosh Hashanah, it's apples and honey. On Passover, it's matzo, the bitter herb or charoset — a mixture of apples, cinnamon, walnuts and wine (if you're Ashkenazi like me). Whichever holiday or recipe, chances are you'll find an Orthodox Jew whipping it up on their local TV news station thanks to , a

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