Israel in Rabbinic Literature

In rabbinic literature, the Land was of primary importance--even as the Diaspora grew.

The Tales We Tell

The seder as a key to Jewish continuity

Dressing as Elijah & Pouring Out Love

Three customs regarding the seder verses "Pour Out Thy Wrath"

Four Children, Many Questions

A brief history of the story of the four children

Answering the Four Children

What to make of the wise, wicked, simple, and silent children at the seder

Believing in the Story’s End

Why we tell the story of Passover

Passover and Easter

Both celebrate spring and hope, though there are major differences between them also.

The Matzah of Unity

A broken matzah to remind us we are a people of "sacred fragments"

The Wicked Child

The importance of intention in our service to God

Seder Scenes

Several customs offer ways to dramatize parts of the Passover seder.

The Prayer for Dew

A special request for life-sustaining dew is traditionally recited on the first morning of Passover.