The Kid from the Haggadah

Traditionally, the Passover seder concludes with the singing of Ḥad Gadya. The great Israeli poet and playwright Nathan Alterman made the titular animal, “a kid that Father bought for two zuz,” the subject of poem, newly translated into English by Dan Ben-Amos. It begins thus:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Hebrew poetry, Israeli literature, Nathan Alterman, Passover, Seder

For Sudan, Peace with Israel Marks a National Turning Point

For decades, Sudan has not only been a safe haven for terrorists and an ally of such unsavory regimes as Iran and Qatar, it has also suffered from poverty, a bloody civil war, and a despotic Islamist regime. Its recent decision to make peace with Israel follows on the heels of—and flows from—the end of this long period of misrule. Jonathan Schanzer comments:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Sudan, U.S. Foreign policy