(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.
"Game changer" is no longer a cliche. Welcome to the new Passover.
(RNS) — In a year that has seen the deaths of thousands to a virulent virus sweeping the world, many are welcoming a focus on the health of the planet and finding it especially meaningful in a time of social isolation.
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?
Seder sans substance seems sad. Say something significant.
(RNS) — For Jewish educator Matt Bar, there’s no better way to involve kids in the Passover seder than through the rhythmic, rhyming recitation of rap.
(RNS) — Joyce Fienberg wanted to make people feel loved and cared for. Her daughter-in-law is using that example to invite non-Jews to the seder table.
When you realize that Martin Luther King was assassinated right before Pesach, 1968....
You can make your seder more fun – or, at least, much more interesting.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) These haggadot, spanning the 14th to the 21st centuries, showcase the Jewish artistic imagination used in the service of Passover.
(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?
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A rare exhibit at the National Archives on the Mall raises thorny questions about the ultimate disposition of a trove of books and documents found in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters 10 years ago.