Seder

Moroccan Passover Traditions and Recipe

Different seder rituals and a delicious haroset recipe.

A Seder for Israel?

You’ve heard of a Passover Seder and maybe a Tu B’shevat Seder. How about an “Israel Seder“? The idea of a seder ...

Jewish Ritual and “The Checklist Manifesto”

Jewish ritual is complicated. Take the most recent ritual we just celebrated, the seder. It has 14 steps, each of which is to ...

Freedom From and Freedom To

Tonight marks the beginning of Passover. Jews ask over the world will gather to celebrate zman cheirutenu, the season of ...

Why is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

This year, I will be spending most of Pesach (Passover) in a small town in southwestern Missouri. I will be ...

The Passover Egg: Symbol of a Weeping Earth

Coming out of Egypt, the Children of Israel crossed the Sea of Reeds (also known as the Red Sea) walking ...

Why Passover Is About A Lot More Than Good Food

What is the essence of Passover? On the one hand, it seems obvious: Passover is about gathering together with loved ...

Passover, Then and Now

Pesach (Passover) is my favorite holiday. I enjoy reading about the journey from slavery to freedom and the journey of ...

The Fifth Question: “Can You Hear Me Now?”

“Can you hear me now?” In the famous TV advertisement about cellular phone service, it’s what the eyeglass-wearing geek clad in a ...

Not Your Grandfather’s Manishewitz: My Mission to Bring Good Wine to Your Seder

At this time of year, I have a mission… to save Jews from bad wine. Now, I know that some ...