Passover 2013

The Great (Passover) Dessert Challenge

By Adeena Sussman

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!Read More

Passover's 'The Song of Songs' Is Correct Name, Not 'Solomon's Song'

By Philologos

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.Read More

Honoring the Many Liberations That Mark Passover

By J.J. Goldberg

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.Read More

At Men's Only Seders, Challenges of Modern Jewish Man Are the Focus

By Alex Eidman

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.Read More

101 Years of the Maxwell House Haggadah

By Anne Cohen

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.Read More

How Is the White House Seder Different From All Others?

By Devra Ferst

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.Read More

Gefilte Fish With a Human Face

By Nicholas Lemann

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.’Read More

For Those Still Enslaved, Tomato Symbolizes Solidarity

By Joshua Lesser

After a trip to the tomato fields of Florida, Joshua Lesser added a tomato to his Seder plate. It reminds him of the virtual slavery of workers — happening here and now.Read More

A Statement on Your Seder Plate

By Gal Beckerman

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.Read More

An Orange on Plate for Women — And Spit Out Seeds of Hate

By Susannah Heschel

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.Read More

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