Passover

How to Burn Your Hametz Before Passover

It’s customary to burn any remaining leavened products in your possession the morning before Passover.

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.

Should You Sell Your Pet Before Passover?

Who knew pets had anything to do with preparation for the holiday?

Passover Seder: How To Be A Good Guest

What to expect at a Passover seder.


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 reading, Moses instructs the Jewish people about the laws of the Passover offering. It goes on to recount the Jewish people’s exit from ancient Egypt, including God’s slaying of the Egyptian first-borns and the baking of unleavened bread, a result of the haste in which the Israelites departed.

All Passover Readings

Passover Day 1 Readings

Exodus 12:21 – 12:51
Numbers 28:16 – 28:25

Joshua 3:5 – 3:7
Joshua 5:2 – 6:1
Joshua 6:27

The Mark Of Liberation: First Steps

Marking their doorposts with blood, the Israelites took the first step toward redemption, that of naming themselves as oppressed and determined to break free.


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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:

A Passover Beyond Words 

The visceral cries of the enslaved Israelites, not their words, was essential to the process of liberation.

Rituals of Return

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.


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