Is Smoking Kosher for Passover — and What About Pot?

Smoking is one of those topics that ties rabbis up in knots, and marijuana just clouds the issue even more. And that’s before Passover gets added to the mix.

Matzo Means Hope: African immigrants celebrate a mock Seder at the detention center where they are being held in the Negev Desert.

Celebrating Holiday of Freedom in an Israeli Desert Jail

African immigrants detained in an Israeli jail celebrated Passover in a mock Seder last week. They did so as the threat of a real-life plague of deportation hangs over them.

Say You Wanna Revolution? Israeli Black Panthers demonstrate for social justice in 1971.

When Israel's Sephardic Black Panthers Used Passover To Decry Jewish 'Racism'

Israel’s own Black Panthers once latched onto the Passover story to challenge Ashkenazi domination. The radicals issued their own Haggadah, which mentioned strikes and injustice — but not God.

Irreconcilable Differences?: Obama and Netanyahu, from the days when they were talking to each other.

Between Obama and Netanyahu, It's Personal

As the rift between President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu grows wider, J.J. Goldberg stops to ask how much is the result of policy differences and how much is simply personal.

The Ritual: The Seder is a chance to instill in our children and grandchildren the realization that they are not mere independent individuals but rather parts of a people.

The Seder Is a Mother

Even though it’s often men who lead the Seder in traditional Jewish families, Avi Shafran believes that the Seder itself is maternal in its quality and purpose.