Moses asks Pharoah a question that sounds bizarre and Pharoah replies in even more perplexing fashion. G-d then ups the ante by giving Pharoah a taste...
I think the Bible is a great read, but it's not a sword. The sword of the Spirit is way more dangerous than our petty arguments about which political position the Bible supports.
Once you get into a groove with music blaring and your hands full of matzo meal dough, it's easy to keep going.
Pesach is a holiday that is mightily concerned with getting rid of hametz, leavening of all sorts, and with food preparation. Someone recently called it an obsessive-compulsive's delight.
Seated in front of me at a recent Sabbath evening service was a handsome man of about age 30. Sporting a stylish sport jacket, open collared shirt an...
There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine. So the question would seem obvious: Why is there charoset on the Seder plate? That's the most secret Question at the Seder.
It's well documented that both Jesus and Paul were arrested and indicted on the charge of blasphemy against Judaism. By what authority did the Sanhedrin invoke these charges?
On Yom HaShoah, we remember the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Also on my mind will be a little town in Lithuania, and a white-haired man searching for a way to pay his respects to the dead.
Hashem tells Moshe Rabbeinu to go to Mitzrayim and tell the Children of Israel about their forthcoming redemption with a specific message. The message begins, "Therefore say to the children of Israel, I Am Hashem." First and foremost, we must always keep in mind that we have a G-d who is loving and caring for us!
Over 90 percent of the Jews of North America, regardless of their religious views or practices, regardless of their affiliation with the larger Jewish community, make a point to sit down on the first night of Pesah to observe a Seder.
I was determined to create a cake that one-ups the old-fashioned, traditional Passover sponge cake.
Hollywood, meantime, has started paying very careful attention to what the Christians are saying. Not because the industry has suddenly seen the light, but rather because they've seen the money.
This first month, Nisan, is an exciting, auspicious and joyful time. The word for month, Chodesh, itself means "new," and since Nisan is the beginning of a new cycle of months, it begins a new round of newness, if you will.
Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?
The impact of this phenomenon on politics and on our society is the same as bribery's. To argue otherwise reflects either a profound naïveté or the total divorcement of law from real life.
The ethical imperative of religious inclusion has its basis in the powerful role granted to the Kohein in the Torah, and to clergy and lay-leadership in today's religious communities. Outsiders are created by our categorization processes. Exclusion is a choice, not a mitzvah