It is time to mobilize, to part the seas and walk together to the promised land that the founders of our great nation dreamt into existence. It is time to help our nation become a place that is truly built on "liberty and justice for all."
Here is the dilemma. You want to do a proper Seder, but need for whatever reason to get the Seder over and done with and you end up skipping essential parts of the Seder. With this in mind I created the 10 Minute Haggadah.
Passover starts tonight, which means brisket and charoset are soon to debut on your holiday table. Rabbi Simcha Weinstein talked with us about seder faux pas, unruly guests and the best gift to give at Passover.
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.
The Jewish Sages of old implemented rituals of remembrance and practice that utilized all possible communicative stimulants that their era presented them with. Perhaps we will be inspired to apply their historic challenge to the trials of our age.
Most Jews today simply buy their matzah from one of the few matzah factories that exist. This is a shame, because if we want to really connect to the spiritual value of the matzah we should reconnect to the process of making and baking the matzah.
The first ritual the Israelites ever enacted, the rite of passage that prepared them to leave bondage in Egypt, is one that can be re-imagined every year to guide us in discovering who we are and who we might become.
With no choice but to cut out some of the usual suspects that hobble a healthy lifestyle, being a member of The Tribe may have never looked better. But with most things Jewish, it's not quite so simple.