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Pesach 2011

The Song Of Songs: Passover's Poetic Wonder

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

One of my favorite Passover rituals is the reading in synagogue of the biblical book the Song of Songs. Its images evoke spring and are perfect for this season of rebirth.

A Passover Reflection On Middle Eastern Freedom

Rich Siegel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Rich Siegel

The telling of the Exodus and the prophecy of Moses is told countless times in the Quran. In fact, Moses is revered in Islam as one of the greatest men of all time.

A Seder For Broken Jews

David Suissa | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

A big fashion of recent times has been to rewrite or repackage the Passover haggadah to fit our individual tastes. The Master Story of the Jews, then, becomes the Master Story of Me.

The Irony Of Passover: Affirming Revolution, Fearing The Revolutionary

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The rabbis were right to be cautious: if they wanted Passover to be about the glory of God, it was best to leave Moses out. Moses was, after all, no more than a vehicle of the Divine will.

Where Does The Passover Story Begin?

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

We were slaves for 400 years. At what moment did liberation begin? Why did the Israelites wait so long? When did the change begin?

Making The Four Children Speak To Us On Passover

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

One of goals of the Passover seder is to make this ancient, traditional ritual speak to us today. For me, the most poignant part of the seder ritual is the section describing four different individuals.

Passover: What Are You a Slave to in Your Own Life?

Holly Sidell | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Holly Sidell

Sundown Monday marks the beginning of the Passover holiday. Many people across the world will be commemorating this holiday differently; some celebra...

Exodus From Exile, Ourselves And Hatred

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

It is not as easy as it might seem to move away from hatred, since it can feel like giving up or giving in. When we are tied by hatred, whether to our stories or our religion, we cannot be free.

Lots O' Matzo At Kosher Factory

parade.com | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion

Nestled among the hot clubs and cool condos of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Streit’s kosher matzo factory is one of the last holdouts of a bygone ...

Food Justice At Your Seder Table

Ari Hart | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

May we all use this time of Passover to make transformations, big or small, in our food system, our communities and our selves.

From The Place Where The Rivers Flow

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 06.17.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

We are told to see ourselves as having escaped from Egypt. Maybe we should also see ourselves as having left every subsequent land with our ancestors, until we find ourselves where we are now.

Passover 2011: The Unleavened Basics

Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion

Passover, the Jewish holiday known as Pesach in Hebrew, commemorates the Israelites' escape from Egyptian slavery and is observed with ritualized meal...

DIY Passover: Jews Craft Their Own Answers To Eternal Questions

Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) As newlyweds, Cokie and Steve Roberts wanted to host a Passover seder that could be enjoyed by her de...

Green Passover: Taking Responsibility For People And Planet

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Humanity is intended to be a guardian of the earth, not a plunderer of its resources. Passover calls on us to act sustainably toward each other and toward the earth.

Four Quick And Dirty Rules For Leading A Passover Seder

Rabbi Dan Ain | Posted 06.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Dan Ain

If you're up for getting a little more out of your discussion this year, here are four rules (and tips) to help guide you through, whatever your level of observance.

WATCH: Passover Across America Kicks Off With 'Best Seder In The USA'

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

As part of our Passover Across America initiative, we decided to kick off the educational process with a fun, new video that gives you a glimpse at a Passover seder and what it is all about.