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  • If God took the Jews out of Egypt…

    By Dennis Prager

    3 weeks ago

    If God took the Jews out of Egypt, why didn’t he take the Jews out of Europe during the Holocaust? Or out of Ukraine during the Khmelnitsky pogroms? Or out of Germany when Crusaders annihilated entire Jewish communities there?

    What Jew hasn’t asked such questions?

    There may be...

  • 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...

  • Questionable behavior for after the seder

    April 3, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Why is the day after the seder different from all other days? Is it because we are exhausted? Or our clothes no longer button? Possibly.

    More likely, I suspect the day after is different because of all the newly minted questions that drop into our brains like zuzim.

    Hearing the...

  • End, don’t extend, the scandal of hunger of America

    April 12, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Before we tell the Passover story, before the Four Questions and all the rest of the elaborate rituals that mark the Passover celebration in Jewish homes across the globe, we raise a piece of matzah, the unleavened bread that is meant to remind us of the haste with which we fled...

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