Israel’s New Reality-TV Sensation

Oct. 22 2015

A new Israeli TV show, called ha-Paytan, features young men competing with their vocal renditions of traditional liturgical melodies. Remarkably, writes Liel Leibovitz, the program manages to touch a spiritual chord:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Israeli society, Jewish music, Piyyut, Television

Exploring the Political Significance of the Seder Liturgy

April 6 2020

Besides being one of the most beloved of all Jewish texts, argues Meir Soloveichik, the Haggadah is also a foundational work of Jewish political philosophy. He explains why this is so—and much else about this deceptively simple work—in an eight-part audio course. Listen to the first lecture here, and click on the link below for the entire series. (Other options for download and streaming are also available.)

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More about: Haggadah, Jewish political tradition, Seder