Passover

10 Passover Customs from Around the World

Many Jewish communities have developed unique Passover traditions that make the holiday more lively and relevant.

18 Items to Make This Passover Different From All Others

From seder plates and Passover treats to jumping frogs and Haggadahs, step up your seder game this year.

3 Special Shabbats to Get You in the Mood for Passover

Shabbat Parah, Shabbat HaHodesh and Shabbat HaGadol.

Who Was Moses in the Bible?

The greatest Jewish prophet led the Israelites out of Egypt and received the Torah at Sinai, but he never entered the promised land.


Passover starts SuNDOWN ON monday, April 22

Passover (Pesach) 101

What you need to know about the festival of freedom.

Passover Recipes

Delicious dishes for you and your family for the seder and beyond.

How to Plan a Passover Seder

A simple, step-by-step guide to hosting Passover.

How to Make Passover Cleaning Manageable

Tips for the overwhelmed, the last-minute and the lazy.

How to Sell Your Hametz For Passover

There are several ways to sell leavened products that you cannot dispose of before Passover.

Next Torah Portion

Summary

In this Torah portion, God instructs Moses about the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth. God then describes to Moses and Aaron the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with leprosy.

FULL SUMMARY
HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Tazria

Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59

II Kings 4:42 – 5:19

Where Childbirth Gets Short Shrift

Why is birth nestled between dietary restrictions and skin diseases?

Tour of Jewish Egypt

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Our weekly Shabbat newsletter, Recharge, features a thoughtful, timely essay to enrich your Shabbat. Here are a few of our recent pieces:

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My return to sacred space.

The Gifts of Darkness 

When we look at the dark future like God wrestlers, then even in the darkest moments, we can maintain a clear and piercing vision.

Holy Cows

Like our ancestors before us, we are called to let go of our sacred cows.


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