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Bread of Affliction

The Tyranny Of The Sandwich And The Bread Of Affliction

Deborah Lott | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Deborah Lott

Passover day in 1960, the world broke down into sandwich eaters and weirdos, and in my classmates' eyes, there was no doubt to which category I belonged.

Welcoming Elijah Into Our Homes On Passover

Ron Kronish | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We open the door for Elijah, the harbinger of the messianic era of peace, and we pray that he will enter our homes and our hearts and our world. We want to open ourselves to the world, to be part of it, and not to live in ghettoes any more, whether self-imposed or imposed by others.

Bread Of Freedom Or Affliction?

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Freedom is not simply the ability to choose to do whatever we like so long as we do not harm others. It is born in the sense of solidarity that leads those who have more than they need to share with those who have less.

'Let All Who Are Hungry Come And Eat': Time To Pass The Farm Bill

Rabbi Miriyam Glazer | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Miriyam Glazer

At the Seder, we hold up this simple food that manages to embody all at once persecution, liberation and the very essentials of life, and we speak words at the heart of the festival: "Let all who are hungry come and eat." Yet, as American Jews, it is difficult to imagine speaking those words with conviction this year.