Dancing is embedded in the Exodus story itself, and an essential part of every new beginning in Jewish history.
For reasons that are inexplicable and yet quintessentially Jack Black, his recording of the Passover song was first published on a Hanukkah album.
Unlike Yom Kippur, Pesach and the Seder are nothing less than the national liberation holiday of the people of Israel.
“Share an explanation of why this might be OK,” tweeted one of Netanyahu’s former ambassadors.
When Castro took control of Cuba, he put curbs on religious practice, forcing Azriel Weitz to write to the Forverts, begging for Passover supplies.
In every generation, we tell the same story, sing the same songs, eat the same ritual foods. But this year, we did it while sheltering in place, with our small family units or by ourselves. Many of us connected to far-flung relatives and friends by Zoom or some other platform, or dialed into a public event. Maybe some chose to put away the haggadah and stream Prince of Egypt instead.
Here’s a tip with how to experience nature from your home.
“None of you shall go outside the door of their house until morning.” These are not words from the health department, but from the Book of Exodus.
The episode also helped the show’s actors reconnect with Judaism. “They made it so simple that it educated everybody, including me,” one said.
Some of Israel’s most beloved celebrities will participate in “The Great Israeli Seder,” a Passover broadcast on the country’s biggest network.