When I began dating the man who is now my husband he expected my family to have a seder. A died-in-the-wool atheist, my husband's Lutheran parents sent him to Sunday school where he learned far more about Judaism than I ever learned in my secular upbringing.
Why is tomorrow night different from all other nights? This time, you can bring Bernie Sanders to the Seder table! Create your very own custom-made Bernie Haggadah. No one will fall asleep this year, what with the fervent debates about campaign finance, income inequality, the Middle East, and more.
This Friday night, Jews around the world will gather at Seder tables with friends and family to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. We are commanded to tell the story as if we had personally fled slavery, transforming the experience from the simple recounting of an ancient tale to an exercise of empathy and reflection on the suffering of others.
Asking both questions of suspicion and questions of faith has to be part of our lives, our politics, and our education. Passover always reminds me of this.
Welcoming our LGBTQ children, brothers, sisters, parents, and friends to our Seder, and back into our community cannot wait.
However you decide to enrich your seder, consider that it is the connection with our tradition and with our families that make Passover meaningful. Building shared moments adds to the wonder of the night.
(With Rabbi Gold, in the Sukkah of Marc and Ilana Cohen) Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold was born in Radom, Poland, was the only member of his family to survive...
Despite being the target of a three-year consumer campaign and a year-long national student boycott, Wendy's has steadfastly refused to join the Fair Food Program, continuing instead to benefit from worker poverty.
Our yearly ritual, like so many seders, seeks to translate history, promote inclusion, and shine a light on the struggles for freedom present in our world today.
The Passover seder is a festive occasion for family and friends. And, of course, food is at the center of the celebration. From Chicken Matzo Ball Sou...
One could make a strong argument that the three scariest words to state aloud (particularly in the political realm) are these: I don't know. That phrase is an explicit admission that we're less than perfect.
Millions of Jews throughout the U.S. and around the world face a challenge each year at Passover: how to connect the biblical story of their liberation from slavery to the daily experience of life today.
There are two rabbinic assessments of the state of the Israelites at the time of the Exodus.
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Several months ago, I felt the power of the thousands-year-old Passover story as palpably as I ever have, when I travelled to Cambodia. My sense of what it means for a people to go from slavery to freedom deepened when I spent time listening to the modern-day narratives of Cambodians who live in the shadow of a genocide that claimed 2 million lives.