(RNS) — Vanessa Ochs’ new book, ‘The Passover Haggadah: A Biography,’ recounts how this wine-stained ritual manual, handed to each participant around the seder table, evolved. And no, she doesn’t think the coronavirus will emerge as the 11th plague.
(RNS) — Rather than putting on their new Easter clothes and gathering at church, Christian families may find it meaningful to read from Exodus together.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (RNS) — Passover is coming this year just in time to remind us to bless what God has given us, the first greens of spring and the maror, the bitter herb. How will we bless the bitterness this year?
(RNS) — Did you know that Jews from Gibraltar sprinkle brick dust into their Passover haroset dish, or that Middle Eastern Jewish families whip themselves with scallions at the seder table?
LAS VEGAS (RNS) — At worship this weekend, people of different faiths sought solace and answers to a question that may be unanswerable: why the mass shooting happened.
(RNS) The honor of singing the Four Questions at the Passover seder traditionally falls to the youngest child. What happens when that child is scared out of his mind?
(RNS) Slaves, plagues, wine and matzo.
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) At Passover, Jewish women will enjoy seders with their families, but increasing numbers are adding an all-women's seder to their holiday celebrations.
(RNS) When you strip away the costumes, mythology, and mascara-wearing Egyptians monarchs, what do you really have? “Exodus” is a film about the birth of freedom. A people demands its rights. A leader screams out for redemption. Sound familiar?
NEW YORK (RNS) The question is whether Hollywood can lure faith-based audiences with a story that's based on faith but doesn't pay much attention to it.
(RNS) How many days do you have to eat matzo before it starts to taste like "the bread of affliction?"
(RNS) Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a pro-Christian militia.