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  • My First Passover Memory in Iran

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 days ago

    A gasp.  The door flings open.  A stranger walks in.  The crowded room falls into silence.  Hunchbacked, cane in hand, covered in a white Arabic sheet head to toe, only eyes piercing and an imposing white beard, he carries a young child on his back.  The service stops for a...

  • Ancient Syrian synagogue hit by looting, shelling

    April 1, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Theft and shelling have damaged a 2,000 year-old synagogue in Damascus, one of the oldest in the world, Syrian government and opposition activist sources said on Monday.

    Syria's historic monuments have increasingly become a casualty of the civil war has killed more than 70,000...

  • Historic Damascus synagogue looted and burned

    March 31, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground.

    The Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebel forces are blaming each other for the destruction of the historic synagogue, according to reports on Sunday.

    The...

  • Four questions of Miriam

    March 21, 2013 | 4:24 am

    The name “Miriam” stems from the Hebrew word for “bitter” (mar), and Miriam has every right to feel that way. 

    “Miriam who?” you might ask?

    My point exactly.

    I’m talking about the biblical Israelite heroine and prophetess, without whom Moses never would have been born and the...

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  • Pretty for Passover

    March 16, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Quickly approaching are those festive spring nights marked by a plethora of matzah, reclining comfortably in your chair and — just maybe — hitting your neighbor over the head with stalks of green onion during the “Dayenu” (an Afghani and Iranian Passover tradition). Whether...

  • Obituaries

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Madeleine Adler died April 13 at 83. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie (Doug) Bristol; son, Robert (Maxine); two grandchildren; and sister, Vera Adler. Malinow and Silverman

    Mollye Polin Aranoff died April 24 at 96. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Robert)...

  • Enter Elijah, designated drinker

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Video demonstration

    Passover is a holiday near and dear to Marc Jaffe's heart. So when the "Seinfeld" and "Mad About You" writer went to a friend's house for a seder last year, he was let down when an Elijah's entrance gag bombed.

    "They shook the table. I thought, 'You gotta be...

  • Dira6 ‘Eliyahu ha Navi’ music video

    September 26, 2006 | 4:21 pm

    When you least expect it, he’s selected

     

  • Elijah

    By Shawn Fields-Meyer

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As the seder evening proceeds, my son wants to know one thing: "When will Elijah get here?"

    From earliest childhood, he captures our imagination. We wait for him and wonder about him. We invite Elijah the prophet to visit us at our seder table, drink from his cup, and then move on,...