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Ten Plagues

Passover Question: Is God One of the Bad Guys?

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Carrie Goldman

It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder. Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn't seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago.

Passover, Plagues and Rachel Carson: Sustainability at the Seder

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 06.08.2014 | Home
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

The plagues are a parable. Those who build empires on oppression, who defy divine directives of righteousness, will ultimately find their own lives unlivable. Nature is the agent of this cosmic comeuppance.

Belittling Tormentors Allows Us to Be Free

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.31.2013 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

One of the most effective methods to triumph over fear is to cease mentally aggrandizing the object of your fear.

10 New Plagues For Passover 2012

Rabbi Peter H. Schweitzer | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Rabbi Peter H. Schweitzer

In recent years, many new modern Haggadahs have been created, and they are likely to incorporate a list of "Contemporary Afflictions." As we find ourselves in the midst of the latest presidential election cycle, an affliction unto itself, here are 10 new ones.

Moses, Pharaoh And The Candidates

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Arnold M. Eisen

Two very different leadership contests have competed for the attention of religiously observant American Jews in recent weeks. One played out among Republican candidates, the other in the Torah.

Parshat Vaera: Let The Plagues Begin

Josh Fleet | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Josh Fleet

God speaks to Aaron and Moses, telling them to take the Children out of Israel according to their tribes. Moses and Aaron work as one person to fulfill God's charge.

Holy Beauty: Getting Kosher Glam for Passover As Difficult As Splitting the Red Sea

Doree Lewak | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Doree Lewak

For a normal woman, any rupture to her beauty routine will make her as pleasant as Pharaoh on a bad day. But for the kosher ladies of Passover, overhauling their cosmetics caddy is an undertaking of Biblical proportions.

Today's 10 Plagues

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Rabbi Samuel April

The Biblical story of Passover warns us to preserve our planet, its environment and its inhabitants. The eternal message of the Festival of Freedom is peace, liberty and freedom for all.

When Pharaoh Falls: Six Lessons From The Exodus For Egypt Today

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Feiler

One parallel that's been mostly overlooked is the remarkable similarities between current events and the story about the confrontation between Israel and the pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

Ten Secrets of The Ten Commandments

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Feiler

I was offered exclusive access to DeMille's private papers and personal memorabilia collection. They portray a man obsessed with Communism and determined to turn the biblical prophet into an ardent Cold Warrior.