The life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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Celebrating Mimouna and Its Dose of Post-Passover Carbs

Celebrating Mimouna and Its Dose of Post-Passover Carbs

For American Jews who can’t go too long without their favorite carbohydrates, the end of Passover offers nearly as much cause for celebration as the holiday itself. Many begin right at sundown, wolfing down pizzas. Then come the brownies or other foods with the flour that they have been avoiding in a nod to ancestors who had no time to let bread dough rise while fleeing Egypt.
Unbeknown to many Americans, however, Moroccan Jews have long marked the end of Passover with a more established ritual, a raucous tradition known as Mimouna. Soon after sunset on the last night of the holiday (observed this year on Friday or Saturday), they indulge in the first leavened food since Passover began: moufleta, a pan-cooked cake smeared with butter and honey.
A variety of other Moroccan sweets follow, on a long, elaborately decorated table that includes the requisite mint tea. For Jews in Israel, where many Moroccans immigrated in the decades a..

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a Tarnished Leader of South Africa’s Liberation, Dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a Tarnished Leader of South Africa’s Liberation, Dies at 81 Photo Nelson Mandela with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela after his release from a South Africa prison in 1990. She often acted as a conduit to his followers during his imprisonment. They divorced in 1996. Credit Greg English/Associated Press Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the adulterous implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, has died in Johannesberg, according to the South African Broadcasting Corporation. She was 81.
SABC said Ms. Madikizela-Mandela Mandela was admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg over the weekend complaining of the flu after attended a church service on Friday. She had been treated for diabetes and underwent major surgeries as her health began failing over the last several years.
Charming, intelligent, complex, fiery and eloquent, Ms. Madik..