Celebrate

What Matzah Symbolizes

Unleavened bread represents both slavery and freedom.

Passover (Pesach) & Spring

There is a theological explanation for why Passover occurs in the spring.

Shabbat HaGadol

There are many explanations as to why the Sabbath before Passover is called Shabbat HaGadol.

Making Utensils Passover-Ready

There are additional requirements for making sure Passover utensils are kosher.

How Is This Seder Different?

A selection of seder customs from around the world

In This Place and Time–New Traditional Bat Mitzvah

The women's prayer service is becoming the choice venue for a bat mitzvah in Orthodox synagogues that value egalitarianism and learning.

Orthodox Judaism Grapples with Bat Mitzvah

As girls have become the educational equals of boys in Orthodox Judaism, rabbis need to explore halakhah to create a normative bat mitzvah ceremony.

Purim At Home

How to celebrate this raucous Jewish holiday

How Many Jewish New Years?

In ancient times there were four new years on the Jewish calendar.

Thriving in the Diaspora

Persian Jewry can serve as a role model for Jews who live outside of the Land of Israel.

Where Was God?

The "hidden God" of the Purim story can serve as a model for God's role in the modern world.

Hamantaschen

A recipe for triangular Purim cookies