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  • The Seder’s Innermost Secret—Charoset:  Earth & Eros in the Passover Celebration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    April 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine.

    So the question would seem obvious "Why is there charoset on the Seder plate?"

    That's the most secret Question at the Seder – so secret nobody even asks it. And it’s...

  • The consequences of Israel's contradictory dreams

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 24, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The stirring scene that opens “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation,” by Yossi Klein Halevi (Harper, $35), is a flashback to the night of June 6, 1967, when the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade of the Israel Defense...

  • Family problems? Turn to Genesis

    By Dennis Prager

    September 24, 2013 | 10:59 am

    If you have family problems, there is a book that can provide a good deal of consolation. That book, you might be surprised to learn, is the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Torah.

    Genesis makes it abundantly clear that you are not alone, that what we now call dysfunctional...

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  • An Excerpt From “Eden”

    By Yossi Klein Halevi

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden

    by Yossi Klein Halevi

    William Morrow

    Pages: 336; $25.00

    Chapter One: Ramadan



    I lived on the border of Jerusalem. My apartment was in the last row of buildings just before the desert hills of the West Bank. In the distance lay the quiescent...

  • Bittersweet Life

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Exiled from Paradise, Adam and Eve lived together east of Eden, struggling to raise children, to scratch a living out of the hard earth, to stay alive.

    Finally, in their old age, with children grown, Adam and Eve decided to see the world. They journeyed from one corner of the earth...

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