Every year, congregations read out the names of the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. A theater performance reminds Abigail Pogrebin that survivors aren’t defined by that one experience.
Tonight, for Yom HaShoah, Abigail Pogrebin will go to a Manhattan synagogue and read aloud the names of strangers. It’s one way she struggles to honor the Holocaust.
Abigail Pogrebin grew up attending the ‘original’ Feminist Seder with luminaries like Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug. Invited back to the 40th Seder, she went to revisit a Passover tradition.
There’s no excuse for a boring Seder — the story is too dramatic. So, why do Jews breeze through the service every year? Abigail Pogrebin offers a guide to making Passover memorable for all.
Thanks to Rabbi Burt Visotzky for sending this great track from Girls in Trouble.
Struck by the unbound giddiness of Purim, Abigail Pogrebin asks: How can the so-called ‘People of the Book’ simultaneously be the ‘People of the Party’?