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  • The fifth child – missing in the contemporary world

    April 26, 2016 | 11:28 am

    Last weekend many Jews attended a Seder, but many others did not. I find it heartbreaking when I think about all the Jews who chose not to participate, and question the reasons for this. What are the implications of so many people not connecting to this paradigmatic story of the...

  • Next Year in Jerusalem.  Say it.  Mean it.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 20, 2016 | 7:52 am

    My patient, a man in his late twenties, is morbidly obese.  He cries most visits.  Twenty years ago, he was separated from his twin brother and in the great escape from Iran, he survived, but his brother was killed.  He has had the desire to die.  He eats to soothe his survivor’s...

  • A sampling of this year’s haggadot

    April 2, 2015 | 6:07 pm

    Every year, a sea of a new haggadot vies for our attention, money and a seat at our seder table. In the hope of helping you sort through this year’s crop, here are five of this year’s most compelling new entries.

    “Asufa Haggadah, 2015”
    by Asufa Collective
    Print-O-Craft, $28

  • Bringing new questions to the seder table

    April 2, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    With Passover upon us, an almost universal association with the biblically based holiday is the reciting of the four questions, commonly chanted by the youngest person seated at the seder table. Our tradition has long emphasized the importance of asking good, probing questions. The...

  • Easy tips for stylish Passover place settings

    By Jonathan Fong

    April 1, 2015 | 3:40 pm

    Setting the Passover table can be overwhelming. Does the seder plate have all the right elements? Where is the afikomen? Did we put out Elijah’s cup? 

    So when you reach the point of arranging the individual place settings, you want things to be quick and easy, without a lot of...

  • Passover is important, so you might as well go to a Seder

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 6, 2012 | 7:25 am

    A couple of years ago I wrote an article about “the Passover test” - what ‎the Seder reveals about interfaith couples. Here’s what I wrote:‎

    Five traditional Jewish practices are usually used as criteria in ‎studies tasked with assessing the viability of a Jewish...

  • The Passover Seder: When we all must become children

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    April 5, 2012 | 11:09 pm

    “One is obligated to see themselves on the Seder night as if they are actually now leaving Egypt.”  -Maimonides

    “The child at the Seder asks: “Why is this night different from all other nights?  On all other nights we eat leavened or unleavened bread but on this night only...

  • Bittersweet Music

    By George Robinson

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Despite its air of celebration, Passover is a bittersweet remembrance, one in which the joy of liberation is marked by the pain of recollection of what we were liberated from and what we lost on the way from Egypt to Eretz Yisrael. Our seder liturgy reflects that ambivalence,...