The reading of ‘The Song of Songs’ is a Passover custom. Some called it ‘The Song of Solomon,’ but Philologos explains why the original name is preferable.
In this season of deliverance, let’s raise a glass or four to the brave martyrs of Warsaw (and Dublin and Jerusalem). If we have the freedom to celebrate Seder, let’s all say dayenu.
All-male Seders conducted annually by the Men of Reform Judaism give participants a place to talk about the challenges faced by the modern Jewish man.
In America, there’s no more iconic Haggadah than the one from Maxwell House. A staple for 101 years, it’s always good to the last drop.
The Obamas’ Seder is a little different from others — it includes a reading from the Emancipation Proclamation. And, of course, the Secret Service knows where the afikomen is hidden.
Growing up in New Orleans, Nicholas Lemann never had gefilte fish. As an adult, determined to improved the dish, he devised what he calls ‘Gefilte With a Human Face.’
As the holiday approaches, chefs around the country face one of their biggest challenges: Passover desserts. Luckily, their sweet treats don’t disappoint. Try their recipes!
Symbolic new foods have joined the parsley and charoset on seder plates. They represent a desire among Jews to use our ancient tradition to spotlight modern-day tenets.
Putting an orange on the Seder plate recognizes the contributions of women. Susannah Heschel, who originated the tradition, spits out the seeds to repudiate misogyny and homophobia.
An olive on the Seder plate reminds us to ‘be bearers of peace and hope’ for the Palestinians — and all who are oppressed or living under occupation.