Is the 'Man Seder' Wrong?

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen


  1. A Woman’s Freedom: Ten Plagues, to the Tune of “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" (For the Third Night)
  2. Amnesia: A Plague of Modern Life, Or, Why It’s Time to Wake Up to Importance of Interdependence (Second Night)
  3. The 10 Plagues According to Women: For the First Night, Introducing Zeek's Intergenerational Feminist Series for Passover

His Racist 'Bucket List'?

His Racist 'Bucket List'?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Police called the Overland Park shooting a bolt from the blue. But hate group watchers say they’ve been tracking Ku Klux Klan suspect Frazier Glenn Miller for decades.


Passover as a Slave

Passover as a Slave

By Hody Nemes

Hody Nemes’s grandfather’s most meaningful Passover came when he couldn’t have a Seder — because he was a slave in a forced labor camp.


The Great Kitniyot War

The Great Kitniyot War

By Philologos

Why do some Jews consider beans, peas, lentils and other legumes off-limits for Passover? Philologos explains what the great kitniyot fight has to do with the Legume War of 1868.





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