Telling the Exodus story without acknowledging the violence against the Caananites is similar to repeating the Zionist myth that Israel was a "land without a people for a people without land."
The increased interest of many Christians to know about the Jewishness of Jesus, and the interest from those in the Jewish community to know about the teachings of that first-century Jew, reflect some of the best of the interfaith awakening of our time.
As Jewish people across the United States and throughout the world celebrate Passover an remember their past, this is a perfect time to reflect on diversity and the future of the Jewish diaspora.
Over the years, I found two great definitions for mythology. The first was crafted by the man I call my rabbi, the late Joseph Campbell, who said, "My...
Whether you are hosting or attending a Passover Seder, chances are you'll have trouble keeping your eyes open while your cousin recounts the Plagues. Here are some little known Passover facts to help enliven the evening.
Every year right before Holocaust Remembrance Day, I reflect upon what might have been, and what the future holds, especially these days, as pre World War II anti-Semitic displays are reemerging, and the political climate is growing stormier concerning the state of Israel.
There are as many recipes for this dish as there are those who claim theirs is the only legitimate way of making it. From Tunisia to Turkey, everybody says they and they alone invented it. And no wonder: It's maybe the best breakfast-in-a-pan going.
Our churches must challenge our ignorance, faulty theology and lack of historical knowledge of what our world was like twenty centuries ago in order to radically reorient our religion away from anti-Semitism.
What I want most for our graduates is not blind adherence to external measures of achievement, but internal character defined by a drive to maximize self, combined with a genuine empathy for others. And that, of course, is the essential message of Passover.
The combo of apples, walnuts, and cinnamon is indeed, quite traditional.
The delegitimizers win when we make every conversation about Israel political and confrontational. Let's make this seder a healing seder, a dreaming seder, a homeland seder.
Passover, filled with its rich history and symbolic rituals, offers a wonderful opportunity to understand the Jewish religion and culture. It's a joyous holiday filled with food and family. If you're invited to a Seder dinner, I highly recommend RSVPing "yes."
Do the following statements refer to (a) my White Anglo-Saxon Protestant girlfriend or (b) a cat?
IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMMED JAVAD ZARIF: The hour is late. Do we have a deal or not?
SYLVIA: What, all of a sudden you're in such a rush? You should never sign a nuclear program agreement on an empty stomach. Here, have some more brisket.
In fact, months in advance to Easter, any supermarket I walk into has great displays of chocolate and plastic eggs at their entrances, or entire aisles dedicated to Easter baskets and rows of candy.
The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony that took place in the Israeli parliament on Tuesday, March 31.